My funny ICD-10-CM valentine

At IMO, our foundation is in terminology, so it’s only natural that we’d be able to bridge the gap between medical coding terms and the language of love. Scroll down for a few ICD-10-CM codes that seem particularly appropriate on February 14th.
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W62.0XXA: Contact with nonvenomous frog

They say you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince (or princess). 

W21.89XA: Striking against or struck by other sports equipment, initial encounter

As long as you’re struck by Cupid’s arrow, there’s nothing more Valentine’s Day than this.

X36: Victim of avalanche, landslide and other earth movements

Carole King said it best all along. Here’s hoping you feel the earth move under your feet on February 14th.

W60.XXXA: Contact with nonvenomous plant thorns and spines and sharp leaves, initial encounter

OK, so getting pricked by a thorn doesn’t sound great, but if it’s because someone brought you flowers, that kind of makes up for it, right?

R61: Hyperhidrosis

Being in love can make you ecstatic. It can also make you sweat. You may want to double-check the deodorant situation on Sunday.

R06.4: Hyperventilation

When your partner walks into the room and literally takes your breath away.

T18.9XXA: Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unspecified

Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day of the year to get engaged, but think twice before you hide that ring in the chocolate cake.
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