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12/25/2015
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12 ICD-10 Codes For Christmas

If you work in healthcare IT, you're likely all too familiar with the plethora of codes introduced by ICD-10. And, most of the time, we're betting that you find dealing with them to be no laughing matter. Today, we want to change all that. Here are 12 holiday-inspired codes that might have you laughing until the New Year.
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Jack Frost Nipping At Your Nose

T34.539A: Frostbite with tissue necrosis of unspecified finger.

Frosty the Snowman knows all about frozen extremities, and so do many humans this time of year. Lucky for physicians, they now have code T34.539A. Recommended treatment? A hot cup of cocoa (and a thicker pair of gloves). 

(Image: Choreograph/iStockphoto)

Jack Frost Nipping At Your Nose

T34.539A: Frostbite with tissue necrosis of unspecified finger.

Frosty the Snowman knows all about frozen extremities, and so do many humans this time of year. Lucky for physicians, they now have code T34.539A. Recommended treatment? A hot cup of cocoa (and a thicker pair of gloves).

(Image: Choreograph/iStockphoto)

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12/26/2015 | 9:25:46 PM
Not funny. Serious health business.
I don't find these funny at all. It's good that there are exact medical codes for recording the medical condition. Am I missing something here?
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