15 humorous holiday ICD-10 codes

November 25, 2015

The holidays are upon us, so it's time for physicians to brush up on some ICD-10 codes they could see come through the door this festive season.

 

 

The holidays are upon us, so it's time for physicians to brush up on some ICD-10 codes they could see come through the door this festive season.

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15. W14 – Fall from tree
Sometimes you need a bigger ladder … or a shorter tree

 


 

 

 

14. R12 – Heartburn
The bigger the feast, the higher the likelihood Tums are involved.
 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Z72.820 – Sleep deprivation
In parents, it's from late nights prepping presents. In kids, it's likely anticipation of the big day.

 


 

 

 

12. Y93.23 – Activity, snow, sledding
Speeding down an icy hill on a piece of wood – what could possibly go wrong?

 



 

 

11. W00 – Fall due to ice and snow

Snow: pretty to look at, just make sure you are watching where you walk.

 



 

 

10. V06.00XA – Collision with nonmotor vehicle
Grandma got run over by a reindeer, so it could happen to any of your patients as well.

 




 

 

9. V80.1 – Injury as occupant of animal-drawn vehicle
Should an older man with a beard arrive on say, Dec. 24, and seek medical attention, be very, very nice to him.  It could pay off next year.

 


 

 

 

8. X08.8 – Burn by candle
As the nights of Hanukkah progress, you're more likely to see this one.

 



 

 

7. Z62.891 – Sibling rivalry
One teddy bear. Two sisters. You could see this one coming, couldn't you?

 



 

 

6. Y93.D – Arts and crafts injury
From hot glue gun burns to glitter-related skin irritation, this one runs the gamut this time of year.

 


 

 

 

5. Y93.G – Cooking injury
You should see the baker …

 




 

 

4. T75.4 – Electric shock
Desperate times sometimes call for dumb solutions. Be prepared.

 



 

 

3. F43.8 – Emotional stress
'Tis the season…

 



 

 

2. W61.4 – Contact with turkey
Around November, they start getting a bit nervous, so approach with caution.

 

 

 

 

1. Y92.59 – Injury at shopping mall
For those who love the thrill of the deals on Black Friday or returns after Christmas, you'll see this as a common code to use.