22 Strange ICD-10 Codes You Never Thought You'd Need - Clinical Pain Advisor

22 Strange ICD-10 Codes You Never Thought You’d Need

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  • Because astronauts are patients too.

    Prolonged Stay in Weightless Environment (X52.XXX)

    Because astronauts are patients too.

  • In case you're feeling particularly judgy, there's a code for that.

    Bizarre Personal Appearance (R46.1)

    In case you're feeling particularly judgy, there's a code for that.

  • This is a code that's probably worth remembering, especially around the holidays!

    Problems in Relationship With In-Laws (Z63.1)

    This is a code that's probably worth remembering, especially around the holidays!

  • You never know when this code will come in handy, plane and simple.

    Sucked Into Jet Engine (V97.33X)

    You never know when this code will come in handy, plane and simple.

  • Not to be confused with falling on cruise ship due to alcohol use, unspecified with intoxication, uncomplicated (F10.920).

    Fall On Board Merchant Ship (V93.30X)

    Not to be confused with falling on cruise ship due to alcohol use, unspecified with intoxication, uncomplicated (F10.920).

  • What contact you ask? Well, it's got to be something other than bitten (W55.41X) or struck (W55.42X). Those have codes of their own.

    Other Contact With Pig (W55.49X)

    What contact you ask? Well, it's got to be something other than bitten (W55.41X) or struck (W55.42X). Those have codes of their own.

  • Injuries occurring in the kitchen, dining room, bathroom, cell, swimming pool (?), and courtyard all have their own codes.

    Unspecified Place in Prison as the Place of Occurrence of the External Cause (Y92.149)

    Injuries occurring in the kitchen, dining room, bathroom, cell, swimming pool (?), and courtyard all have their own codes.

  • Follow-up question: Was a phantom involved?

    Opera House as the Place of Occurrence of the External Cause (Y92.253)

    Follow-up question: Was a phantom involved?

  • turkey

  • Impressive and worthy of its own code.

    Burn Due to Water Skis on Fire (V91.07X)

    Impressive and worthy of its own code.

  • Reserved for workers at Sea World mainly.

    Bitten by Orca (W56.21X)

    Reserved for workers at Sea World mainly.

  • We can see how this could be shocking.

    Shock Due to Being Struck By Lightning (T75.01X)

    We can see how this could be shocking.

  • Fighting like cats and dogs earns you a code.

    Discord With Boss and Workmates (Z56.4)

    Fighting like cats and dogs earns you a code.

  • Can't we all just get along?

    Discord With Neighbors, Lodgers and Landlord (Z59.2)

    Can't we all just get along?

  • Who doesn't have this fear? Oh wait.

    Fear of Injury (F40.233)

    Who doesn't have this fear? Oh wait.

  • Only under egg-ceptional circumstances should you enter a chicken's home.

    Chicken Coop as the Place of Occurrence of External Cause (Y92.72)

    Only under egg-ceptional circumstances should you enter a chicken's home.

  • Sage medical advice: Rub some dirt on it.

    Very Low Level of Personal Hygiene (R46.0)

    Sage medical advice: Rub some dirt on it.

  • No 'love' involved with this move.

    Struck By Tennis Racket (W21.12X)

    No 'love' involved with this move.

  • Reserved for overenthusiastic Muppets.

    Activity, Drum and Other Percussion Instrument Playing (Y93.J2)

    Reserved for overenthusiastic Muppets.

  • This is the before picture.

    Walked Into Lamppost (W22.02X)

    This is the before picture.

  • Naturally from or being thrown from animal-drawn vehicle in noncollision accident. This is what happens when you laugh at Rudolph and call him names.

    Occupant of Animal-Drawn Vehicle Injured by Fall (V80.02XA)

    Naturally from or being thrown from animal-drawn vehicle in noncollision accident. This is what happens when you laugh at Rudolph and call him names.

  • Don't touch it. Don't touch it. You touched it.

    Toxic Effect of Contact with Portuguese Man o' war, intentional self harm (T63.612A)

    Don't touch it. Don't touch it. You touched it.

 

It’s just a typical Saturday, you’re riding your horse-drawn cart into town when suddenly you have a noncollision accident which throws you to the ground. You lie there, and for the life of you, you can’t remember the ICD-10 code for this very scenario. 

Well, we’ve got you covered. Peruse our list of obscure ICD-10 codes at your leisure and be prepared for any eventual noncollision horse-cart accidents.

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