8 Crazy Hanukkah ICD-10 Codes
“It’s the season to celebrate, light candles, and indulge in eight crazy nights of delicious food and drink. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when the occurrence of certain types of accidents shoots up, resulting in loss to property, injuries, and even deaths. While unpleasant to consider in this most heartwarming and festive of seasons, health care personnel must be prepared to deal with every type of incident and activity. Fortunately, the ICD-10 code set is highly specific in the notation of these injuries and accidents. Here are 8 crazy codes that are especially relevant to the Hanukkah season:
- Z63.1 – Problems in relationship with in-laws: Families come together at Hanukkah, and sometimes there can be arguments and disagreements.
- W45.1 – Paper entering through skin: Even a slight distraction while wrapping all those presents can result in a painful paper cut.
- W51.XXXA – Accidental striking against or bumped into by another person, initial encounter: A few sensible folks get all their shopping done well in time, but most people have to do contend with the busiest time of year in the days leading up to Hanukkah.
- W00.1 – Fall from stairs and steps due to ice and snow: Everyone loves a nice white blanket, but snow and ice are hazardous and can result in nasty falls.
- T75.4XXA – Electrocution, initial encounter: Exposed bare wires, overloaded extension cords, and power cords for those electric menorahs are very dangerous, and can result in electrocution.
- F10.129 – Alcohol abuse with intoxication, unspecified: Drinking one too many glasses of Manischewitz at the family party can result in the mother of all hangovers.
- T28.0XXA – Burn of mouth and pharynx, initial encounter: Gulping down a bowl of steaming hot matzah ball soup can result in a scalded mouth and lips.
- X00.0XXA – Exposure to flames in uncontrolled fire in building or structure, initial encounter: A real menorah trumps an electric one any day, but is an easy-to-ignite fire hazard.
Stay safe this holiday season. Here’s wishing you a safe and Happy Hanukkah!