New Year: ICD-10 Celebration Codes

Let the countdown for New Year 2020 begins. This New Year will bring you a thrill of excitement for many people as they prepare to celebrate in 2020. For health care providers, treating patients never stop even for the holiday season. Here is the list of ICD-10 codes that may crop up during the ringing in of the New Year.

NEW YEAR ICD10 CODES

Infographics - New Year ICD-10 Codes

T31.0 – FIREWORKS, BURNS ON BODY SURFACE

There is no holiday without fireworks. Beautiful lights give off are many people’s favorite part of the holiday. But improper handling of fireworks will cause burns or other fire-related injuries. T31.0 is a billable code used when the human body gets burns less than 10%.

W39.XXXA – DISCHARGE OF FIREWORK, INITIAL ENCOUNTER

W39.XXXA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of discharge of firework, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. 

F10.10 – ALCOHOL DRINKING, UNCOMPLICATED

Like many other holiday seasons, New Year Eve celebration is also associated with delectable drinks like champagne, vodka, whiskey, etc. But drinking too much alcohol will result in alcohol poisoning. Depending on the case, this code might be paired with R42, which relates to dizziness and giddiness when thinking of the New Year.

W25.XXA- CONTACT WITH SHARP GLASS

Many people will clink their glass before they have a sip. For those friends, be careful while clinking your glasses or you will need this code.

Y93.41 – ACTIVITY, DANCING

New Year evening will dust off many people’s dancing shoes. But no matter; it doesn’t tear you apart—not like you’re tearing up that dance floor.

S09.21XA – TRAUMATIC RUPTURE

New Year’s Eve is one of the noisier nights of the year, standing too close to a blasting speaker or a whizzing firecracker can result in blown eardrum cause damage.

W00.9XXA – FALL FROM FLOOR DUE TO ICE OR SNOW

Dancing on the icy floor on New Year Evening often results in injuries. For fall on the same level due to ice and snow use W00.0 or if fall from steps or stairs due to ice use W00.1. 

S93.401A – SPRAIN OF UNSPECIFIED LIGAMENT OF RIGHT ANKLE, INIT ENCOUNTER

New Year Evening is the best time to dress, but it also an opportunity for high heel injury. So be careful while wearing high heels to avoid ankle sprains.

F10.129, HANGOVER (ALCOHOL)

Exuberant celebrating can sometimes come with a cost, and the use of this code will most likely increase on January 1. Also, it matched with E86.0 – Dehydration, R51 – Headache & R11.2 0 Nausea and vomiting

R41.2, RETROGRADE AMNESIA

Okay, so maybe it’s not amnesia, but after last night’s drunken hi-jinks, you still sort of qualify for this code. New Year’s Eve is a pretty hazy shade of winter—bringing new meaning to the line, “Should auld acquaintance be forgotten.”

These are some examples of the typical ICD 10 codes that physicians end up using during the holidays. To report the right codes for other conditions, they can always rely on Allzone Management Solutions coding services which provide the full suite of accurate & reliable coding services & our coders are AAPC certified and experienced in specialty-based coding.

Happy New Year 2020!

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