Ten Amusing ICD-10 Codes that Really Lighten the Mood

by | Published on Jul 29, 2019 | Medical Coding

ICD 10 Codes that Really Lighten the Mood
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The ICD-10 code set, which offers greater specificity than the previous version, is designed to improve reporting of diagnoses and disorders, and streamline clinical documentation and billing. Medical coding outsourcing helps providers save time and effort, and submit accurate claims for optimal reimbursement.

According to CMS’s latest ICD-10 update, there are 72, 184 ICD-10-CM codes for fiscal year 2020 compared to 71,932 for fiscal year 2019. What’s noteworthy is that there are funny ICD-10 codes to report unusual situations and occurrences. Whether it is ‘sibling rivalry’, ‘problem with in-laws’, ‘bitten by a pig’ or a Halloween-related injury, there’s a code to report it! Let’s take a look at 10 really amusing ICD-10 codes.

ICD-10 Codes that Really Lighten the Mood

Though such unusual ICD-10 codes will make any one laugh, a clear understanding of these codes is necessary to document patients’ quirky experiences. Physicians can rely on professional coders in medical billing and coding companies to report these unique codes correctly.

Rajeev Rajagopal

Rajeev Rajagopal, the President of OSI, has a wealth of experience as a healthcare business consultant in the United States. He has a keen understanding of current medical billing and coding standards.

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