Time to brush up on some particularly festive ICD-10 codes
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.Â
Z72.820 – Sleep deprivationIn parents, it's from late nights prepping presents. In kids, it's likely anticipation of the big day.
Y93.23 – Activity, snow, sleddingSpeeding down an icy hill on a piece of wood – what could possibly go wrong?
W00 – Fall due to ice and snowSnow: pretty to look at, just make sure you are watching where you walk.
V06.00XA – Collision with nonmotor vehicleGrandma got run over by a reindeer, so it could happen to any of your patients as well.
V80.1 – Injury as occupant of animal-drawn vehicleShould 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.
Y93.D – Arts and crafts injuryFrom hot glue gun burns to glitter-related skin irritation, this one runs the gamut this time of year.
W61.4 – Contact with turkeyAround November, they start getting a bit nervous, so approach with caution.