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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we decided to find some holiday humor in a handful of ICD-10 codes that are surprisingly appropriate for the month of November. Really, we just love a good theme—and a good laugh—but who knows, these codes could possibly come in handy at your practice this week.
1. W61.42XA – Struck by a turkey
This is a turkey’s least favorite holiday, so you’ll need to stay on high alert. You really just never know when they might strike.
2. W22.02 – Walked into lamppost
We’ve all been there. One minute your enjoying a few glasses of grandma’s spiked pumpkin cider, and the next you’re walking face first into a lamppost.
3. W29.0 – Contact with powered kitchen appliance
Wild turkeys, lampposts and kitchen appliances. Who knew thanksgiving could be so dangerous?
4. R46.4 – Slowness and poor responsiveness
Tryptophan and food comas. Need we say more?
5. W52 – Crushed, pushed or stepped on by a crowd or human stampede
Beware of black Friday shoppers. One second they’re thankful and the next they’re trampling over you to get that new flat screen tv they don’t need.
While the complexities of ICD-10 codes are no joke, we hope you were able to find some humor in these thanksgiving-related diagnoses. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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