Features Navigation

(800) 825-0224 Live Demo

SEARCH LEARNING CENTER


ICD-10 Valentine’s Edition: Codes you’re gonna love

advancedmd-articles-valentine15

When you think of romance, EHR and medical billing probably aren’t the first things that come to mind. However, with the new knock-your-socks-off specificity of ICD-10, you’ll be prepared to code all the sweet happenings and heartbreaking mishaps of Valentine’s Day in 2016. Let’s get a head-start by reviewing the best ICD-10 codes for the holidays.

W45 Foreign Body or Object Entering Through Skin
When cupid strikes with his mighty arrow, there isn’t much we can do to resist the euphoria of true love. But if you can’t avoid the pierce of a real arrow, ICD-10 has just the code.

R73.9 Hyperglycemia, Unspecified
Being in love is oh so sweet. So is munching down piles of conversation hearts and boxes of chocolates. Seek medical care if your light-headiness has more to do with blood sugar levels than falling for someone special.

W60 Contact with Plant Thorns and Spines and Sharp Leaves
Men know that they best be placing their Valentine’s Day floral orders early else spend February 14th sleeping in the dog house. But what’s worse than forgetting to send your sweetheart a long-stemmed dozen? Sending one that is a bit too rustic.

T61 Toxic Effect of Noxious Substances Eaten as Seafood
A delicious seafood dinner is a great way to celebrate the holiday with that special someone. Unfortunately, if the scallops or clam strips haven’t been prepared properly, the day after Valentine’s Day could be spent at the doctor’s office thanks to a less-than-romantic bout of food poisoning.

W45.1 Paper Entering through Skin
Folding and sealing all those love letters and well wishes can leave your hands a little worse for wear. Don’t worry, there is a code if you’re a bit too overzealous in your love-poem writing this Valentine’s Day.

R00.2 Palpitations, R06.4 Hyperventilation, R61 Hyperhidrosis
Being in love isn’t just a vague sense in your mind; it manifests itself in physical ways. We’ve all been there: feeling our heart race, having trouble breathing, or sweating uncontrollably. When these symptoms require a doctor’s care, however, then you’ll need to know these codes to keep the patients’ electronic health record up to date.

X36 Victim of Avalanche, Landslide and Other Earth Movements
Carole King captured the feeling of falling in love so perfectly when she said, “I feel the earth move under my feet.” But if the Valentine’s-Day earth moving registers on the real Richter scale, use this code in your electronic health records.

R45.83 Excessive Crying
Not all of us are lucky in love. If you are flying solo this Valentine’s Day, you may need to keep this ICD-10 code handy.

Is your practice ready for ICD-10? Learn more and get your free ICD-10 risk assessment online now.


Topic: EMR/EHR, Medical Billing | Content Type: Blog Articles

“[Our] patients are very well-educated and well-informed, and they want to see results quickly. The practice has to run extremely efficiently and be accessible to them. The nice thing about [AdvancedMD] is it has allowed me to be more efficient both in and out of the office. Now I don’t have to come back into the office, which is great for my family and everything else. It saves me a lot of time – probably an hour a day on the three days I work in the second office.”

Keith Berkowitz, MD
Center for Balanced Health

Read the story  ›

“With AdvancedMD we got everything in one package, and the ability to ensure that we get maximum allowable Medicaid reimbursement.”

Charlotte Kientzy
Practice billing manager

“Everybody still does basically the same thing; they just do it in a different and better way that’s more efficient.”

Steve Wampler, MD
Greenhill Family Clinic

Read the story  ›

“The AdvancedMD system is an extremely big reason I’ve been able to pull off what I have over the past number of years.”

William W. Forgey, MD

Read the story  ›