March 17 is the celebration day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. But St. Paddy’s Day is now celebrated around the world with feasting, drinking, and partying.
These ICD-10 codes may come in handy during the holiday shenanigans:
I25.810 Coronary Artery Bypass
Graft Corned beef and cabbage are staples at any St. Patrick’s Day celebration. But if eating too much red meat requires a different kind of CABG, use this code.
L25.2 Unspecified Contact Dermatitis
Due to Dyes Green beer, green clothes, green…well, everything. If someone’s skin is sensitive to the color of the holiday, this code could end up in his or her electronic health records.
H53.50 Unspecified Color Vision Deficiencies
Legend has it that leprechauns hide their gold at the end of the colorful rainbow. Color blindness may make finding the treasure difficult.
D50.8 Hypochromic Anemia
No doubt you may get sick of seeing all the green this St. Patrick’s Day. However, if a patient exhibits a greenish discoloration of skin, he or she may have the real “green sickness”—Hypochromic Anemia.
R44.1 Visual Hallucinations
Leprechauns are a fanciful legend for children. But if you see little green men running around, your doc may use this ICD-10 code.
F40.11 Social Phobia, Generalized
The Irish celebrate St. Paddy’s Day by gathering for large parties and parades. Not everyone loves the chaos of large groups, however. This ICD-10 code is perfect for anyone missing out on festivities due to their fear of crowds.
B27 Infectious mononucleosis
With so many shirts and pins reading “Kiss Me, I’m Irish”, there is bound to be some smooching going on. Irish or not, not all St. Patrick Day partiers will be lucky enough to avoid the “kissing disease.”
I42.6 Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
Drinking green beers year after year may put a hamper on the St. Paddy’s Days in the future. This code is used for what’s been called “beer-drinker’s heart.”
Y92.22 Religious Institution as Place of Occurrence
Some celebrants may observe the religious day of Saint Patrick in a more traditional way. This code may get some use if a trip to the cathedral results in injury.