ICD-10 Holiday Code of the Week | Burn By Candle

In the fourth installment of our ICD-10 Countdown to the Holidays Code of the Week Series,  AntWorks has chosen X08.8, Burn by candle.   As the nights of Hanukkah progress, the possibility of burns from the candles on your menorah steadily rise. If you’re as clumsy as we are, you could be looking at new medical bills from burn injuries! Make sure to keep your (and your children’s) fingers safe from the flames and candle wax this Hanukkah. Stay tuned next week for our fifth ICD-10 Holiday Code of the Week, and remember, if you’re struggling with your medical coding or billing vendor, AntWorks can be the next solution for your medical practice! Is your medical practice looking for new medical software solutions? AntWorks can assist with your EHR, Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management and Medical Scheduling needs. Contact us or rquest a demo today to learn more. Request a...

ICD-10 Holiday Code of the Week | Intentional Self Poisoning, Tryptophan

In the third installment of our ICD-10 Countdown to the Holidays Code of the Week Series,  AntWorks has chosen T50.3X2D, Poisoning by electrolytic, caloric and water-balance agents, intentional self-harm, subsequent encounter. Essentially this translates to the intentional self poisoning with tryptophan.   Anyone that has ever celebrated Thanksgiving is well aware of that drowsy feeling induced by overeating at Thanksgiving Dinner. But, did you know that your sleepiness is actually caused by tryptophan in your beloved turkey? We have all actually been self poisoning ourselves with tryptophan every Thanksgiving, and may have never known! While we do love our turkey leftovers, make sure you plan for an extra nap in your day the next time you consume a large amount of turkey. Stay tuned next week for our fourth ICD-10 Holiday Code of the Week, and remember, if you’re struggling with your medical coding or billing vendor, AntWorks can be the next solution for your medical practice! Is your medical practice looking for new medical software solutions? AntWorks can assist with your EHR, Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management and Medical Scheduling needs. Contact us or rquest a demo today to learn more. Request a...

A Blog Stuffed With ICD-10 Thanksgiving Themed Codes

In order to properly celebrate Thanksgiving, the only holiday that promises great food, loads of leftovers, wonderful company and a lengthy nap in the middle of the day, we’ve put together a list of Thanksgiving Themed ICD-10 codes. What do we think of when we hear ‘Thanksgiving’? How about family and friends, pumpkin pie, food induced napping, football, crazed shoppers, and, of course, turkey? Continue reading for our list of ICD-10 Thanksgiving Codes.     If You’re Hunting Your Own Turkey this Thanksgiving Pecked By Turkey (W61.43XA): There is no need to explain. All of you hunters out there, stay safe. We heard that turkeys have some foul tempers. (See what we did there?) So Maybe You’re Stuck in the Kitchen Cooking Contact with Powered Kitchen Appliance (W29.0): We’ve all been there. You’re running around the kitchen like a mad (wo)man trying to get the Thanksgiving Dinner finished on time, and you burn your arm on the oven rack or make contact with the electric mixer. For Those Who Expect to Eat Their Weight in Turkey Burn of mouth Pharynx (T28.0XXA): Make sure to take your time while eating to avoid any potential consumption-related injuries. Slowness and Poor Responsiveness (R45.4): Have you ever heard of tryptophan? The turkey’s almost bathed in it. Watch your turkey consumption or you may end up napping through leftovers! If You’ve Had a Recent Falling Out With Your Family Problems in Relationship with the In-Laws (Z63.1): Whether you’re in a small tiff or you’ve just gone World War III on your In-Laws, remember that it’s the Holidays. Kumbaya, my friends. Sibling Rivalry (Z62.891): Whether you’re the youngest,...

ICD-10 Holiday Code of the Week | Fall From Stairs and Steps Due to Ice and Snow

In the second installment of our ICD-10 Countdown to the Holidays Code of the Week Series,  AntWorks has chosen W00.1: Fall from stairs and steps due to ice and snow.   Now, this week’s code may not be holiday themed per se, but it is relevant for those of you living in states that get moderate to heavy snow fall in the winter. Have you ever taken a fall down some icy stairs or slipped on black ice?  If not, you’re a lucky one.  There have been many a times when we’ve seen our life flash before our eyes during a slip down the icy stairs. For reference, see the clip below that shows Marv from Home Alone.     Our point? Any fall due to ice or snow could land you hurting in your Doctor’s office. Thankfully, we now have W00.1 to cover all of the scrapes, cuts, and bruises that could appear due to a fall from ice or snow. Stay tuned next week for our third ICD-10 Holiday Code of the Week, and remember, if you’re struggling with your medical coding or billing vendor, AntWorks can be the next solution for your medical practice! Is your medical practice looking for new medical software solutions? AntWorks can assist with your EHR, Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management and Medical Scheduling needs. Contact us or rquest a demo today to learn more. Request a Demo...

ICD-10 Holiday Code of the Week | Electrocution by Christmas Lights

In the first installment of our ICD-10 Countdown to the Holidays Code of the Week Series,  AntWorks has chosen T75.4XXA: Electrocution by Christmas Lights.   We’re all been there: you’re stringing up christmas lights around the house or decorating the tree with your family and then someone plugs in another cord to your already over-filled surge protector. Soon, a night full of holiday cheer now includes an ocean of tears and a trip to the emergency room. From a small shock to an ignited christmas tree, there are a lot of unsafe ways to hurt yourself while hanging christmas lights. Good thing we have our ICD-10 code, T75.4XXA: Electrocution, Initial Encounter. For everyone who has ‘that one family member’ who can’t seem to get the hang of hanging Christmas lights, here’s an easy how-to for outdoor lights and an overall Holiday decor how-to guide.   Stay tuned next week for our second ICD-10 Holiday Code of the Week, and remember, if you’re struggling with your medical coding or billing vendor, AntWorks can be the next solution for your medical practice!   Is your medical practice looking for new medical software solutions? AntWorks can assist with your EHR, Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management and Medical Scheduling needs. Contact us or rquest a demo today to learn more. Request a Demo...

An ICD-10 Countdown to the Holidays

Because we know that you all loved the original ICD-10 Code of the Week Series for the October 1 date, we’ve decided to bring it back. But, this time we’ve re-vamped the series for the holidays. To answer your question, yes – we know that Christmas and Kwanza are about 7.5 weeks away and Hanukkah is 4 weeks away, but we just couldn’t help ourselves! Just like the department stores, we’ve foregone Thanksgiving completely and skipped right ahead to the most wonderful time of the year. Buddy the Elf would be so proud of us right now. For the next seven weeks, beginning November 11th and continuing to December 23rd, we’ll update you all with a new holiday themed ICD-10 code. Get ready to be filled with holiday cheer every Wednesday at...