Coding Thanksgiving Accidents

by | Published on Nov 18, 2022 | Medical Coding

Thanksgiving Accidents
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OSI wishes everyone a safe and happy thanksgiving day 2022!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful day when loved ones get together to share thanks for the blessings in their lives. However, it is also a day for injuries and accidents. Thanksgiving carries all the risks normally associated with the holiday season.

Ranging from turkey deep-frying accidents to food poisoning, fire and burns, and slip and fall injuries, Thanksgiving Day can take people to emergency rooms. Medical coding companies support physicians to report the treatment provided on the medical claims with accurate diagnosis and procedure codes.

Our OSI team has compiled a list of codes that might be of use for practices.

Helpful ICD-10 Thanksgiving Codes

Coding Thanksgiving Accidents

Safety Tips

  • Keep sharp objects out of reach of children
  • Avoid speeding while driving
  • Cook the turkey outside
  • Keep children away from the stove
  • Keep the floor clear
  • Never leave electronic appliances unattended
  • Ensure smoke alarms are working
  • Handle cooked and raw food separately
  • Store leftovers properly

Taking certain precautions can reduce the risks of these Thanksgiving injuries. Professional medical coders at medical billing and coding companies can assign the right codes on physicians’ medical claims and submit clean claims to ensure on-time reimbursement.

Stay Safe This Thanksgiving!

Julie Clements

Julie Clements, OSI’s Vice President of Operations, brings a diverse background in healthcare staffing and a robust six-year tenure as the Director of Sales and Marketing at a prestigious 4-star resort.

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