Is someone suffering from a sea lion bite? There’s a code for that: W5611XD. Did an individual experience an injury at the opera? Try code Y92253.
You’ll find these and more in ICD-10. However, it’s more than just a catch-all for the bizarre and wacky. ICD-10 contains more descriptive versions of commonly used codes – a significant improvement from
ICD-9’s more outdated and inconsistent counterparts. ICD-10 contains over 69,000 codes, compared to ICD-9’s 14,000.