Courtesy of good friend and esteemed colleague Alex Swedlow of CWCI, I give you the new diagnoses you do not want to appear on your medical chart.
(For a serious review of ICD-10 and workers comp, click here for CWCI’s analysis)
First up, the tragic Y93.D1: Accident While Knitting or Crocheting. Note, needlepoint and lace-making are separate and, well, distinct. One wonders what kind of injury…burnt lip from ingesting overly hot Earl Gray?
Known colloquially as the “Lincoln Diagnosis”, I give you Y92.253: Hurt at the Opera. I know, technically not an opera, but hey, close enough!
Here’s one that doesn’t sound so fun – V97.33: Sucked into Jet Engine. I think I saw something like that in an Indiana Jones movie…but it may have been a propeller, so…never mind!
Among the candidates for most unlikely code ever to appear outside of a blog, I present V91.07: Burn Due to Waterskis on Fire.
From Adam Fein, a candidate for the coveted “developed after coders read The Martian” award – V95.44 (“Spacecraft accident injuring occupant”)
Then there’s this, which makes one wonder if even the ICD-10 coding geniuses thought there could be a sequel – W56.22: Struck by Orca, Initial Encounter.
From there to something that we kinda sorta always knew in the back of our heads was definitely a medical problem, but now we KNOW it ’cause there’s an actual code! Z63.1: Problems in Relationship with In-Laws.
Our oldest daughter is getting married next summer…I’m hoping this isn’t prescience…