ICD-10 Codes Showing the Crazy Ways People Injure Themselves

Ever been pecked by a turkey, struck by a macaw or slapped by a sea lion?
ICD-10 has a code for it.

I just read your post, "ICD-10: Learning from an industry’s aversion to change." You are so right. We must learn from our mistakes. I really don't understand why implementation of ICD-10 was delayed for 20 years. The longer you put something off, the more complicated and stressful the transition process becomes.

The new ICD-10 codes offer slews of additional classification options in comparison to those found in its predecessor, ICD-9. For example: Under ICD-9 there were just 167 classification codes related to the hand. Under ICD-10 the hand has over 2800 classification codes. As you can see, ICD-10 strives to classify just about anything that can happen to a person. Ever been pecked by a turkey, struck by a macaw or slapped by a sea lion? ICD-10 has a code for it.

Our design agency got together with Quill to create an amusing graphic that looks at a sampling of silly ICD-10 codes showing the crazy ways people injure themselves.

Thank you to Phoebe Eichinger with Ghergich & Co. for this fun ICD-10 graphic. 

14 Silly ICD-10 Codes Show the Crazy Ways People Injure Themselves

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