2020 ICD-10 Halloween Codes

With Halloween right around the corner, be on the lookout for some of these incidents that may require new ICD-10 codes.

W49.01 – HAIR CAUSING EXTERNAL CONSTRICTION

W49.01XA is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of hair causing external constriction, initial encounter. A ‘billable code’ is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

X99.2 – ASSAULT BY SWORD OR DAGGER

X99.2 is a non-billable ICD-10 code for Assault by sword or dagger. It should not be used for HIPAA-covered transactions as a more specific code is available to choose from below.

More specific codes – 7th Character selection:

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category X99

  • Use X99.2XXA for initial encounter
  • Use X99.2XXD for subsequent encounter
  • Use X99.2XXS for sequela
R44.1 – VISUAL HALLUCINATIONS

R44.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of visual hallucinations. A ‘billable code’ is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

W22.02 – WALKED INTO LAMPPOST

ICD Code W22.02 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis ‘walked into lamppost’ in more detail.

F40.242 – FEAR OF BRIDGES

F40.242 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of fear of bridges. A ‘billable code’ is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

W54.0 – BITTEN BY DOG

W54.0 is a non-billable code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of bitten by dog.

R44.0 – AUDITORY HALLUCINATIONS

R44.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

R46.1 – BIZARRE PERSONAL APPEARANCE

R461 is a billable/specific ICD10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

Y93.D2 – ACTIVITY, SEWING

Y93.D2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of activity, sewing. A ‘billable code’ is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

Y93.D – ACTIVITIES INVOLVING ARTS AND HANDCRAFTS

Y93.D is a non-billable code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of activities involving arts and handcrafts.

Y93.75 – ACTIVITY, MARTIAL ARTS

Y93.75 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of activity, martial arts. Code valid for the fiscal year 2021.

W29.301 – CONTACT WITH POWERED KITCHEN APPLIANCE

ICD Code W29.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis ‘contact with powered kitchen appliance’ in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:

  • If seventh digits are
    • A – 0XXA – initial encounter
    • D – W29.0XXD – subsequent encounter
    • S – W29.0XXS – sequela
A28.1 – CAT-SCRATCH DISEASE

Cat-scratch disease · A281 is a billable/specific ICD10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

K03.81 – CRACKER TOOTH

K0381 is a billable/specific ICD10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

R10.84 – GENERALIZED ABDOMINAL PAIN

R1084 is a billable/specific ICD10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

Discussed above are the spooky Halloween ICD-10 codes that every physician should know during diagnosis.

Thinking of you and wishing you to have a hauntingly fun Halloween 2020.

 

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