16 spooky Halloween-themed ICD-10 codes

October 28, 2015

With Halloween right around the corner, be on the lookout for some of these lighthearted incidents that may require new ICD-10 codes.

 

With Halloween right around the corner, be on the lookout for some of these lighthearted incidents that may require new ICD-10 codes.

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16. W49.01


Hair causing external constriction (initial encounter)
Wigs are a nice addition to any costume, but not everyone checks the sizing before application.

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16. X99.2


Assault by sword or dagger
Oh, he looks innocent, but watch out …

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14. R44.1


Visual hallucinations
No need to worry … it will be Nov. 1 soon.

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13. W22.02


Walked into lamppost (initial encounter)
Modern mask eye-holes are better than the past, but accidents happen.

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12. W54.0


Bitten by dog
Hope you got that picture, posted it to Facebook, and it was worth it.

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11.W51


Accidental striking against / bumping into by another person (initial encounter)
Just in case this wagon ride goes astray.

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10. Z62.891


Sibling rivalry
Listen, you can both be fairy princesses-no need to fight.

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9. R46.1


Bizarre personal appearance
It's Halloween … you might as well keep this one on speed dial.

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8. Y93.D2


Injury due to activity-sewing
Last minute pirate costume alterations can result in injuries.

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7. Y93.D

 

Injury due to activities involving arts and crafts
Just in case the scissors slip while prepping a host of ghosts.

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6. Y93.75


Injury due to activity-martial arts
Tiny ninjas + tons of sugar = flailing hands and feet

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5. W29.301


Contact with power garden and outdoor hand tools and machinery
This injury will likely be paired with R06.02-shortness of breath from running-and W01.19-slipping and tripping; striking against another object.

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4. Y04.1


Human bite (initial encounter)
It's all fun and games until someone takes their Twilight obsession a bit too far.

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3. A28.1


Cat-scratch disease
1. Don't let it cross your path.  2. Don't engage.

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2. K03.81


Cracked tooth
Damn you, Smarties.

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1. R10.84


Generalized abdominal pain
The day-after tummyache can be tough.

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