More ICD-10 follies: Animal-drawn vehicle collides with train

The switch to the ICD-10 billing system may have been pushed back at least a year by Congress, but MedPage Today still thinks it’s worthwhile to spotlight some of those thousands of new codes that might just be getting a bit too granular.

Today’s code:

V80.62XA: Occupant of animal-drawn vehicle injured in collision with railway train or railway vehicle, initial encounter (Hat tip to reader Debra Fischer for this one.)

There must be a special room for demented bureaucrats selected to produce some of these new – and soon-to-be required – medical codes used by Medicare, Medicaid.

Here are a few more:

V95.42XA: Forced landing of spacecraft injuring occupant, initial encounter

Fear of Easter Bunny
F40.218: Fear of the Easter Bunny

V96.1: Hang-glider accident injuring occupant

W21.11XA: Struck by baseball bat, initial encounter…

V96.03XA: Balloon collision injuring occupant, initial encounter

This last category not so unusual in New Mexico.

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