The funniest and best ICD-10 codes

SITUATION: You've been involved in a water-skiing accident where your skis have caught fire and now you are being rushed to the emergency room.


THE GOOD NEWS: There a code for that. ICD-10-CM, ("we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it") has anticipated this and your hospital will have no problem billing insurance for your treatment.

THE BAD NEWS: You'll be delayed while the medical administrator chooses between the 6 different codes for this exact situation.

Records: Here are some actual medical diagnosis codes. In fact some of these would be newspaper headlines if they ever happened:

Z3754 Sextuplets, all liveborn
W5922xS Struck by turtle, sequela
Z62891  Sibling rivalry
Z631 Problems in relationship with in-laws
V9107xD Burn due to water-skis on fire, subsequent encounter
T505x6A Underdosing of appetite depressants, initial encounter
V616xxD Passenger in heavy transport vehicle injured in collision with pedal cycle in traffic accident, subsequent encounter
V9733xD Sucked into jet engine, subsequent encounter
T63442S Toxic effect of venom of bees, intentional self-harm, sequela
Z621 Parental overprotection

Search the full list of codes below and post the comment if you think this is funny or find another good one! Complete list is available at http://phor.net/PUB/ALLCODES.tsv

2 comments :