When festivities reach their zenith, it is obvious that healthcare professionals have to deal with unusual patient health conditions. New Year is round the corner and excitement is in the air as people have started gearing up for family get-togethers and preparing delicacies. But partying with friends and families poses the risk of food-poisoning and alcohol overuse. Watching fireworks has the risk of not only burn injuries but also respiratory issues arising out of air-pollution. Dancing to the beat is part of the celebration but people barely realize that strenuous and repetitive movements can cause overexertion. Besides, there are chances that late night drives can increase the risk of road accidents.

A medical coding company knows how important patient care is when such emergency situations happen. Physicians are kept busy attending to injured patients and providing the right treatment and care. They cannot however, ignore proper documentation of the diagnoses and treatment, which is imperative for appropriate medical reimbursement. So, relying on medical billing and coding services is vital for busy health practitioners.

ICD 10 Codes for New Year-related Health Conditions

ICD-10 Codes for Food-borne Intoxication

  • A05: Other bacterial foodborne intoxications, not elsewhere classified
    • A05.0: Foodborne staphylococcal intoxication
    • A05.1: Botulism food poisoning
    • A05.2: Foodborne Clostridrium perfringens [Clostridium welchii] intoxication
    • A05.3 : Foodborne Vibrio parahaemolyticus intoxication
    • A05.4: Foodborne Bacillus cereus intoxication.
    • A05.5: Foodborne Vibrio vulnificus intoxication
    • AO5.8: Other specified bacterial foodborne intoxications.

Amid the thrill of dining with loving family members there are chances that the food might be improperly preserved. The diagnosis of the condition requires detailed analysis of the patient history, symptoms, and the duration of the uneasiness. The doctors will direct the patient to undergo blood tests and stool culture to examine the presence of parasites for confirming the underlying cause. A detailed physical examination of the patient is also required.

ICD-10 Codes for Over–consumption of Alcohol

  • F10.99: Alcohol use, unspecified with unspecified alcohol-induced disorder

To make the party lively, the binge-drinker might get inebriated. Headache (R51), confusion and dehydration are some of the symptoms associated with excessive consumption of alcohol. The treatment strategy requires detoxification of the patient. Blood tests have to be performed to find the alcohol level in blood. Doctors have to evaluate whether medication is necessary or not.

ICD-10 Codes for Burn Injuries Due to Fireworks

Fireworks are a visual treat but even a slight negligence can cause harm. Sometimes, burn injuries can be fatal and medical practitioners have to care for the patients round-the clock. The initial step regarding the treatment of burn injuries is to provide first-aid. The severity of the burn is analyzed by assessing the wound. The treatment will be mainly focused on controlling the pain, removing dead tissues, and reducing infection.

Assigning appropriate medical codes seems complex, but a medical coding company can assist you in this process and ensure timely reimbursement.

  • T30: Burn and corrosion, body region unspecified
    • T30.0: Burn of unspecified body region, unspecified degree.
    • T30.4: Corrosion of unspecified body region, unspecified degree.
  • T31: Burns classified according to extent of body surface involved.
    • T31.0: Burns involving less than 10%of body surface.
  • T31.1: Burns involving 10-19% of body surface.
    • T31.10: Burns involving 10-19% of body surface with 0% to 9% third degree burns.
    • T31.11: Burns involving 10-19% of body surface with 10-19% third degree burns.
  • T31.2: Burns involving 20-29% of body surface.
    • T31.20: Burns involving 20-29% of body surface with 0% to 9% third degree burns.
    • T31.21: Burns involving 20-29% of body surface with 10-19% third degree burns.
    • T31.22: Burns involving 20-29% of body surface with 20-29% third degree burns.
  • T31.3: Burns involving 30-39% of body surface.
    • T31.30: Burns involving 30-39% of body surface with 0% to 9% third degree burns
    • T31.31: Burns involving 30-39% of body surface with 10-19% third degree burns.
    • T31.32: Burns involving 30-39% of body surface with 20-29% third degree burns.
    • T31.33: Burns involving 30-39% of body surface with 30-39% third degree burns.

ICD-10 Codes for Air-pollution Induced Respiratory Diseases Due to Fireworks

J60-J70: Lung diseases due to external agents.

  • J61: Pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibers.
  • J62: Pneumoconiosis due to dust containing silica.
    • JJ62.0: Pneumoconiosis due to talc dust.
    • J62.8: Pneumoconiosis due to other dust containing silica.
  • J63: Pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic substances.
    • J63.0: Aluminosis(of lung)
    • J63.1:Bauxite Fibrosis( of lung)
    • J63.2:Berylliosis
    • J63.3:Graphite Fibrosis( of lung)
    • J63.4: Siderosis
    • J63.5: Stannosis
    • J63.6: Pneumoconiosis due to other specified inorganic dusts.
  • J64: Unspecified Pneumoconiosis
  • J66: Airway disease due to specific organic dust.
    • J66.0: Byssinosis
    • J66.1: Flax-dresser’s disease
    • J66.2: Cannabinosis
    • J66.8: Airway disease due to other specific organic dust.
  • J67: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to organic dust.
    • J67.8: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to other organic dusts.
    • J67.9: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to unspecified organic dust.
  • J68: Respiratory conditions due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors.
    • J68.0: Bronchitis and pneumonitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors.
    • J68.1: Pulmonary edema due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors.
    • J68.2: Upper respiratory inflammation due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors, not elsewhere classifies.
    • J68.3: Other acute and subacute respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors.
    • J68.4: Chronic respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors.
    • J68.8: Other respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors.
    • J68.9: Unspecified respiratory condition due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors.
  • J70: Respiratory conditions due to other external agents.
    • J70.5: Respiratory conditions due to smoke inhalation
    • J70.8: Respiratory conditions due to other specified external agents.
    • J70.9: Respiratory conditions due to unspecified external agent.

The doctor assesses the medical history of the patient with respiratory problems and enquires whether the patient has been exposed to lung irritants. Then the patient will be directed to take chest x-ray, lung (pulmonary) function tests, laboratory tests and CT scan. Typically, physicians advise patients with a previous history of breathing problem to be more cautious and stay away from fireworks.

ICD-10 Codes for Injury Due to Overexertion and Repetitive Movements

  • X50: Overexertion and strenuous or repetitive movements.
    • X50.1: Overexertion from prolonged static or awkward postures.
    • X50.3: Overexertion from repetitive movements.
    • X50.9: other and unspecified overexertion or strenuous movements or postures.

People will get high at the super-awesome New Year party with magical dance celebrations. There are chances that a bad sprain can spoil the entire mood of the party. Emergency consultation with the doctor will be required. The treatment offered will depend upon the degree of injury. They may need physical rehabilitation or even surgery.

ICD-10 Codes for Injury Due to Road Accidents

  • V89.2: Person injured in unspecified motor-vehicle accident, traffic.

Even though there are stringent rules in place to avoid road accidents on New Year Eve, still there are rising occurrences of mishaps due to driving under the influence of alcohol. Providing first-aid is the primary step taken to treat road accident victims. A detailed evaluation of the injury and its location is done. For example, if there is serious head injury, to stop bleeding, the patient has to undergo surgery.

Medical emergencies need immediate attention and stabilizing the patient is given prime importance by medical practitioners. A service-oriented medical coding company can ensure hassle-free coding for health conditions arising from a plethora of situations. Medical billing and coding services are essential to efficiently manage reimbursement of the claims and error-free documentation with the help of state-of-the-art technology.