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Twitter account posting every ICD-10 code online

A new Twitter account by revenue cycle vendor MedData is giving perhaps the best visual representation of just how vast the new ICD-10 diagnostic coding library is.

S05.12XA Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, left eye, initial encounter #icd10

Source: Twitter account posting every ICD-10 code online – Healthcare Finance News


Burned by flaming water-skis? Bitten by a squirrel? There’s a medical code for that.

So you’ve been burned by flaming water skis? Attacked by an orca? Sucked into a jet engine? Try to remember the details for your doctor, because there’s now a medical code for your condition.

Source: Burned by flaming water-skis? Bitten by a squirrel? There’s a medical code for that. – The Washington Post


These medical diagnoses are too strange to believe

One Twitter user, @EveryICD10, is tweeting every single code, one at a time. At press time, they had 68,800 tweets.

Source: These medical diagnoses are too strange to believe – Business Insider


Struck by a Turtle? There’s a Code for That

There’s one code for if you get crushed by an alligator. There’s another code for if you get crushed by a crocodile. There’s one for if you are pecked by a chicken and one for when a killer whale smacks into you.

There used to be about 14,000 codes. Now there are 68,000.

It’s perfect for Twitter. @EveryICD10 is tweeting out every code.

Source: Struck by a Turtle? There’s a Code for That – NBC News


There Are Now Officially 70,000 Ways to Get Sick or Die

There are 70,000 ways to get sick, hurt or mortally injured, and the U.S. is making them official.

On Thursday, U.S. hospitals, doctors and other care providers have to start using internationally developed standards called ICD-10 codes to bill government programs and private insurers in the nation’s $2.9 trillion-a-year health-care system. The codes cover everything from parrot bites to getting sucked into a jet engine.

Source: There Are Now Officially 70,000 Ways to Get Sick or Die – Bloomberg

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