The 20 most bizarre new ICD-10 codes

June 18, 2015

October 1, 2015 marks the deadline for the transition to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), which will introduce a whole new set of codes for dental and medical practices nationwide.

October 1, 2015 marks the deadline for the transition to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), which will introduce a whole new set of codes for dental and medical practices nationwide.

While many of the codes will be similar to the ICD-9 versions, there are a few additions that are pretty bizarre. Our sister publication Medical Economics dove deep into the ICD-10 codes to find the most peculiar additions.

Bitten by a cow? There’s a code for that. Have a less-than-favorable encounter with a whale? There’s a code for that, too. Suffer an unexpected collision with a Navy watercraft? Why, you can classify that too.

What other ridiculous codes have been introduced? See for yourself: Check them all out here:

20 bizarre new ICD-10 codes

Medical Economics also outlined some tips on how to approach ICD-10 documentation, and where to get training for it. View the top suggestions here.

 

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