Join us for a dose of holiday-themed coding humor!
Parades. Cookouts. Fireworks. And all-American summertime fun. What could be better than Independence Day?
Well, how about a July 4-themed ICD-10-CM coding quiz? Don’t worry — it’s not serious, and you’ll be able to finish in plenty of time to grab that first hot dog off the grill.
Ready, Set, Go! The Questions Start Now
- True or False. There is an ICD-10-CM 2019 code with “American flag” in the descriptor.
- What ICD-10-CM codes were just released that could possibly be used every super-hot Independence Day from 2020 onward? (Hint: Read our previous post.)
- The codes T23.202A, Y92.017, and Y93.G2 paint the picture of what July 4 mishap?
a. Apple pie fight
b. Botched backyard barbecue
c. Three-legged race pile-up
d. Watermelon toss debacle
- Which ICD-10-CM category has probably been reported every year since Independence Day was first celebrated?
- Finally, which ICD-10-CM code would you use to describe the best July 4 lake party ever?
Strike Up the Band, and Score Your Answers
- True. You may have guessed this one was true simply because ICD-10-CM has a code for everything, right? But there’s a bit of a twist here because the code is actually for American flag football: Y93.62 (Activity, American flag or touch football).
- ICD-10-CM 2020 will introduce T67.01- (Heatstroke and sunstroke), T67.02- (Exertional heatstroke), and T67.09- (Other heatstroke and sunstroke). But you won’t be able to use them this July 4, as they don’t take effect until October 1, 2019.
- Codes T23.202A (Burn of second degree of left hand, unspecified site, initial encounter), Y92.017 (Garden or yard in single-family (private) house as the place of occurrence of the external cause), and Y93.G2 (Activity, grilling and smoking food) document (b) a botched backyard barbecue.
- That always-useful July 4 category would have to be W39.- (Discharge of firework). (And yes, we know ICD-10-CM didn’t come into use in the U.S. until 2015. We did warn you this quiz wasn’t serious, didn’t we?)
- Trick question! There is no single answer, but if you chose the classic V91.07XA (Burn due to water-skis on fire, initial encounter), we’d like to be invited to your lakeside shindig next Independence Day!
In all seriousness, from our TCI family to yours, have a happy — and safe — July 4.
Happy birthday, America!
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