10 Weird ICD-10 Codes

August 28, 2020  by  Allzone MS   461

Weird ICD-10 Codes - Allzone

In this article, we going to discuss the 10 weird ICD-10 codes that most physicians haven’t had to use yet.

W55.21 – Bitten By Cow

ICD Code W55.21 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis ‘bitten by cow’ in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added. and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:

If 7th digit is

  • added as Alphabet A then code will be W55.21 XA for initial encounter
  • added as Alphabet D then code will be W55.21XD for subsequent encounter
  • added as Alphabet S then code will be W55.21XS for sequela
W63.33 – Pecked By A Chicken

This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W61.33 – other international versions of ICD-10 W61.33 may differ. W61.33 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.

Y93.D1 – Accident While Knitting

Y93.D1 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Y93.D1 – other international versions of ICD-10 Y93.D1 may differ.

W56.22 – Struck By A Orca

ICD Code W56.22 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis ‘struck by orca’ in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:

If 7th digit,

  • is added as Alphabet A then code will be W55.22XA for initial encounter
  • is added as Alphabet D then code will be W55.22XD for subsequent encounter
  • is added as Alphabet S then code will be W55.22XS for sequela
W56.32 – Struck by Marine Mammals

W56.32 is a “header” nonspecific and non-billable code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of struck by other marine mammals. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • 32XA – initial encounter
  • 32XD – subsequent encounter
  • 32XS – sequel
V91.35XA – Accident by Canoe or Kayak

V91.35XA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of V91.35XA – other international versions of ICD-10 V91.35XA may differ.

W56.11XA – Bitten by Sea Lion

W56.11XA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. W56.11XA describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.

W61.01 – Bitten By a Parrot

ICD Code W61.01 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis ‘bitten by parrot’ in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • 01XA – initial encounter
  • 01XD – subsequent encounter
  • 01XS – sequel
V94.810 – Accident with Military Watercraft

2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code V94. 810: Civilian watercraft involved in water transport accident with military watercraft.

W61.12 – Struck by Macaw

ICD Code W61.12 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis ‘struck by macaw’ in more detail.

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • 12XA – initial encounter
  • 12XD – subsequent encounter
  • 12XS – sequel
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