-In the spirit of the holiday season, I would like to share an ICD-10 coding gift that I enjoyed.
“The Night Before Christmas”
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all
through the house. Not a creature was
stirring, not even a mouse.
W53.09XA Other contact with mouse, initial
The stockings were hung by the chimney
with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon
would be there.
X06.2XXA Exposure to ignition of other
clothing and apparel, initial encounter
The children were nestled all snug in their
beds, while visions of sugar-plums danced
in their heads.
Y93.84 Activity, sleeping
And mamma in her ’kerchief, and I in my
cap, had just settled down for a long
W93.2XXA Prolong exposure in deep freeze
unit or refrigerator, initial encounter
When out on the lawn there arose such a
clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what
was the matter.
W42.9XXA Exposure to other noise, initial encounter
Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore
open the shutters and threw up the sash.
W13.4XXA Fall from, out of or through
window, initial encounter
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen
snow, gave the lustre of mid-day to objects
X37.2XXA Blizzard (snow) (ice), initial
When what to my wondering eyes should
appear, but a miniature sleigh, and eight
R44.1 Visual hallucinations
With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I
knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
F22 Delusional disorder
Boynton, A. (2012). A Holiday Coding Gift to
You. Coding Edge, 23(12), 9