The ICD-10 deadline is serious, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun with the challenges of ICD-10 coding. You’ve seen some of the crazy codes you can use in ICD-10; PBS, the New York Times and other media have covered some of the funniest, including:
- Hurt at the opera (Y92.253)
- Walked into a lamppost, subsequent encounter (W22.02XD)
- Burn due to water-skis on fire (V91.07)
We bet you’ve found some of your own, so here’s your chance to show off your ICD-10 knowledge and win a prize! We’re starting a contest to find the funniest ICD-10 codes: Every month, we’ll reward the funniest ICD-10 code submitted by our readers with a $10 Starbucks gift card and a copy of Struck by Orca, a funny, illustrated look at the humor of ICD-10.
From “Attacked by polar bear, second encounter” to “Unspecified spacecraft accident injuring occupant, initial encounter,” we want to hear the funniest codes you can come up with — but you must include the correct coding!
If you are a MediTouch user, your job is easy since MediTouch is already ICD-10 ready and will show you both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes for any diagnosis you need.
Submit your entry by February 21 for the first month’s contest! Make your entry part of your practice’s training program, and involve the whole team. Our readers will vote on the funniest code on the contest page.