Friday, September 16, 2011

ICD-10? More like ICD-FUN!

As you may or may not know, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will expand the number of medical service codes from 18,000 in the ICD-9 to around 140,000 in the ICD-10. The Wall Street Journal highlighted some of the more amusing codes last Wednesday in Walked Into a Lamppost? Hurt While Crocheting? Help Is on the Way.

The WSJ article turned me onto my new favorite Youtube video series: “Yeah…there’s a code for that” at the Find A Code channel.

You'll find 77 semi-wacky short video clips illustrating legitimate ICD-10 codes. I picked out a few choice ones below, including my personal favorite V95.44 ("Spacecraft accident injuring occupant”). Feel free to suggest your own favorites.

Alas, I couldn’t find any moose-related videos. A moose once bit my sister. Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti...


  1. Gah! not again. That’s the second time this week my llama-drawn buggy has been hit by a streetcar.
    V80731D Occupant of animal-drawn vehicle injured in collision with streetcar, subsequent encounter

  2. Love it!  Who knew Disney was on to something way back when . . .

  3. PODEXPERFECTUSSeptember 19, 2011

    Bit by a Moose? Are you relate to Sarah?

  4. We apologize for the fault in the blog. Those responsible have been sacked.

  5. If you are "burned due to water-skis on fire," I'm pretty sure you are not performing the activity correctly to begin with.

  6. Luckily, the attending physician will be able to accurately code your error!