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...
Gah! not again. That’s the second time this week my llama-drawn buggy has been hit by a streetcar.ReplyDelete
V80731D Occupant of animal-drawn vehicle injured in collision with streetcar, subsequent encounter
Love it! Who knew Disney was on to something way back when . . .ReplyDelete
Bit by a Moose? Are you relate to Sarah?ReplyDelete
We apologize for the fault in the blog. Those responsible have been sacked.ReplyDelete
If you are "burned due to water-skis on fire," I'm pretty sure you are not performing the activity correctly to begin with.ReplyDelete
Luckily, the attending physician will be able to accurately code your error!ReplyDelete