18 Silly ICD-10 Codes

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

ICD-10 launch has come and gone and we all survived

Fortunately the silliness continues. Here are some Monty Python worthy ICD-10 codes for your enjoyment along with some curious holes in ICD-10 we cannot explain. In fact, the sillier this gets, the more you realize ICD-10 is not nearly as comprehensive as it truly needs to be. ;-)

(this post is adapted from this post at Medical Economics)


18 Silly ICD-10 Codes

- Bitten by a cow - W55.21

There are no references to any injuries from bulls. How do the Pamplona ER docs cope with this shocking oversight.

- Pecked by a chicken - W61.33
- Struck by a Macaw - W61.12

There are also references to parrot induced injuries (bite or collision with) but no references to roosters, peacocks, ostriches or parakeets. The catch all "other bird" category must suffice.


Tags: ICD-10 Implementation, ICD-10

ICD-10 and the most interesting man in the world

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The Most Interesting Man in the world speaks ICD-10

Here in the week after implementation of ICD-10 is what the most interesting man in the world has to say ...


Tags: Physician burnout, ICD-10 Implementation, ICD-10

Physician Burnout - don't let ICD-10 be your tipping point

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Burnout - don't let ICD-10 tip you over the edge

There are plenty of signs that a significant number of physicians are walking on the edge of a cliff at work. If you look at this year's Medscape Physicians Lifestyle Survey, 46% of those 19,000 doctors are already suffering from burnout symptoms. Even more are on the verge.

Will ICD-10 be the tipping point in your practice?

Experts tell me that ICD-10 could mean an hour or more extra work in your day starting October 1st. I am very suspicious you don't have that kind of time just lying around in your practice.

In this post I will show you why I think ICD-10 may be the tipping point for many physicians - and what you can do now to avoid that fate.

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Tags: Physician burnout, the tipping point, ICD-10 Implementation, ICD-10

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