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Top 5 Zaniest ICD-10 Codes, Cartoon Style

by Michelle Mangino, Social Media Manager

We’re really getting down to the wire, folks. The ICD-10 transition is just over a month away(!). In fact, we have a blog post lined up for you next week that will share some last minute preparation tips. But in the meantime, we wanted to squeeze in one last zany ICD-10 code post.

If this is your first time reading our zany codes series, then you’ve missed our Halloween, Thanksgiving, winter, more winter, St. Patrick’s Day and Fourth of July posts, to name a few. Our purpose with these fun posts is to help you gradually become familiar with the new, hyper-specific code set that is ICD-10 – and find a comical way to do so, of course.

For our last post of the series, we took a different approach – no holiday or seasonal theme. Instead, we bring you ICD-10 cartoons! That’s right. We took some of the zaniest ICD-10 codes and worked with our amazing video team to create animated video shorts. Check them out! 

  1.        X52 – Prolonged Stay in Weightless Environment


  2.        W59.22xS – Struck By Turtle


  3.        W22.02xD – Walked Into Lamppost Subsequent Encounter


  4.        Y93.D1 – Activity, Knitting and Crocheting


  5.        V96.03XA – Balloon Collision Injuring Occupant

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Submitted by Misty - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

These are great, please keep them coming! I'm a coding student, and I am SO sharing these with our class! Talk about 99 problems, but Z63.0 ain't one!

Submitted by Jennifer - Thursday, September 3, 2015

Love these! That turtle has an attitude, lol!

Submitted by Jane Simmons - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What about V91.07 - burn from water skis on fire..............that's a good one!

Submitted by Teri Welsh - Friday, August 28, 2015

Hi Michelle, These cartoons are so cute and they made me laugh. Thank you for posting them. Hope to see more. Have a wonderful day and happy coding.

Submitted by Phil Jewett - Thursday, August 27, 2015

Struck by an Orca W56.22xA

Submitted by Michelle - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I absolutely LOVE the cartoons. More please!!!

Submitted by Patricia Peake - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Love them!

Submitted by Betty Powell - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

These are great! I love the turtle! And just how many times has this happened where it was deemed necessary to create it's own code???

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