Fall brings a new set of activities that may require new ICD-10 codes at your practice. Here's a list of 15 possible – and funny – autumn injuries.
Fall brings a new set of activities that may require new ICD-10 codes at your practice. Here's a list of 15 possible â and funny â autumn injuries.
W19 – Unspecified fall: Hopefully, there's a fresh pile of leaves to break any "fall"s. (©Bull's-Eye Arts / Shutterstock.com)
W14 – Fall from tree: Sometimes, the apples on the ground are the best option. (©V. J. Matthew / Shutterstock.com)
Y93.6 – Sporting activity (group): High-fives and celebrations during football games are sometimes as dangerous as suiting up and taking the field. (©Lisa F. Young / Shutterstock.com)
Y93.E2 – Injury due to activity, laundry: Whether it's all the extra layers or prepping sheets and towels for visiting family, sometimes avalanches of freshly folded laundry occur. (©silroby80 / Shutterstock.com)
Y93 – Injury due to activity, knitting: Some people should just put the needles down and order it online like the rest of us. (©Monika Wisniewska / Shutterstock.com)
K40 – Hernia: Someone always tries to pick up the prize-winning pumpkin … (©gregl87 / Shutterstock.com)
V84.6 – Passenger of special agricultural vehicle injured in nontraffic accident: Hay rides: great in theory, but essentially an accident waiting to happen. (©Lowe Llaguno / Shutterstock.com)
F51.4 – Night terrors: Sometimes, the crows aren't the only one frightened by scarecrows. (©Esteban De Armas / Shutterstock.com)
W61.42 – Struck by a turkey: Use caution - they get a little nervous come early November. (©panbazil / Shutterstock.com)
X10.2 – Contact with fats and cooking oils: Deep fried turkey always seems like a good idea at the time. (©Scott Sanders / Shutterstock.com)
Z72.820 – Sleep deprivation: Frequently seen after early-morning Black Friday deals piled on top of holiday stress. (©Maridav / Shutterstock.com)
W52 – Crushed, pushed, or stepped on by crowd or human stampede: Some people will do anything for those new Star Wars toys … and unfortunately pay the price. (©estherpoon / Shutterstock.com)
W29 – Contact with other powered hand tools. Leaf blowers: helpful when pointed down; harmful when facing up. (©Scandphoto / Shutterstock.com)