by Carl Natale
Posted on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 - 10:02 am
To recognize that the holidays could be a stressful time, Coder Coach Kristi Swanson is assigning ICD-10-CM codes to Christmas Carols for the Psychologically Challenged.
It's a mashup of mental disorders, Christmas carols and medical coding:
- On the First Day of the Coder's Christmas... (R41.3): I Don't Remember if I'll Be Home for Christmas (R41.3, Other amnesia)
- On the Second Day of the Coder's Christmas... (F20.9): Do You Hear What I Hear, the Voices, the Voices (F20.9, Schizophrenia, unspecified)
- On the Third Day of the Coder's Christmas (F31.9): "Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and Fire Hydrants and..." (F31.9, Bipolar disorder, unspecified)
- On the Fourth Day of Christmas...: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing About Me (F60.81, Narcissistic personality disorder)
We now return you to your regularly-scheduled ICD-10 frivolity:
- Awakening from a Tryptophan-Induced Coma (T50.3X2D): This assumes your intention is to poison yourself with too much turkey. (Coder Coach: Code for the Day)
- ICD-10-CM heads out to deer camp: Hunting for diagnosis codes to describe frostbite, antler injuries and shingles. (ICD-10 Trainer)
- ICD-10-PCS multiple procedure guidelines, part 2: Some procedures can be tricky to code. (ICD-10 Trainer)
- No guidelines, but plenty of codes, in chapter 3 of ICD-10-CM: This chapter covering blood and blood-forming organs is where refreshers in anatomy and physiology will come in handy. (ICD-10 Trainer)
As valuable as this feature is for ICD-10 education, you should tune into Holly Cassano's recommendations for finding medical billing courses. She's starting a three-part series on the time and money needed to get formal ICD-10 training.
This is a weekly feature that I use to highlight practical tips on how to use and understand ICD-10-CM/PCS codes. Please let me know of any other sources that I can include.