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New and Improved: 10 Hysterical ICD-10 Codes

For the uninitiated, ICD-10 is simply an acronym for the 10th revision to the “International Classification of Diseases.” The previous iteration, ICD-9, still enjoys widespread use. The ICD-10 revision is much more robust, including about 55,000 more diagnostic codes than its predecessor. With so many new codes there are bound to be some on the outlandish side, especially considering flatulence is a billable medical code (R14.3). A deeper look into the new classifications produced some very interesting results. Struck By Turtle (W59.22XA): Described as “the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.”If one were to require urgent care under the predication of being struck by such a …