Top 10 Halloween-related ICD-10 Codes!
This weekend will be full of ghouls and goblins, so to keep everyone ready we put together a list of things you just might “encounter.”
1.) Y93.D – Injury due to activity involving arts and handcraft
Making costumes and decorations can be tricky! Hot glue burns, glitter in the eye… you know.
2.) W93.02 – Inhalation of dry ice
Dry Ice can be an awesome addition to any Halloween party, but not so good on the lungs.
3.) A28.1 – Cat-scratch disease
Do you ever freak out a little when a black cat darts across the road in front of you? If you happen to have an even scarier contact with one, ICD10 has just the code for you.
4.) F10.92- Alcohol use, unspecified with intoxication
Don’t tell me you haven’t had a little too much punch and shown off those SWEET dance moves before. Can anyone say “the worm”?!
5.) Z62891 – Sibling rivalry
Divvying up your candy at the end of the night and realizing your sister got more Butterfingers than you.
6.) R46.1 – Bizarre personal appearance
Like when you leave the house with one hot roller still in your hair….I PLANNED THIS OKAY IT’S A COSTUME!
7.) Y04.1 – Human bite, initial encounter
Do Vampires get their own section in ICD-10?
8.) W29.3XXA – Contact with chainsaw, initial encounter
3 Words: Texas. Chainsaw. Massacre.
9.) R44.1 – Visual Hallucinations
Did I just see a ghost or a kid with a sheet on his head?
10.) F51.5 – Nightmare disorder
What you wake up with in the middle of the night worrying about all these Halloween incidents you’re going to have to code in the morning.
We hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!