The much delayed launch of ICD-10 code implementation finally occurred on Oct 1st, 2015. The new International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10 inflates coding options by the thousands and requires more specificity than ever before.
Among the standards, the new injury codes expanded to include some pretty crazy ways people have been injured in the past. From Macaw attacks, sea mammal assaults to flaming water skies – ICD-10 can now classify it.
One of our favorites you ask? It has to be Y93.C1 (Activity, computer keyboarding), due to the increased workload the change has incurred for coders.
Our friends at Quill have provided us with an amusing graphic that demonstrates some of the more unusual ICD-10 injury codes. Check it out and enjoy – as you’ll see there are some truly silly ways people can get hurt.
Full article: https://www.quill.com/content/index/healthcare/healthcare-resources/silly-icd-10-codes/default.cshtml