The 25 Codes of Christmas from Health Information Associates
25 Days of ICD-10 Christmas Calamity
’Tis the holiday season—a time to celebrate with family and friends, decorate, bake, and indulge.
It’s no surprise that the hustle and bustle of the season makes a prime climate for injuries and accidents to occur. The installation of holiday decorations such as twinkly outdoor lighting, Christmas trees, and candles can often result in unforeseen calamity. Unfortunately, people still get hurt amidst the joy and merriment of the holidays. Healthcare professionals need to be prepared. ICD-10 codes provide very specific ways to notate all types of injuries and activities.
In the spirit of good humor and cheer, we’ve created our own spin on the classic Christmas carol “12 days of Christmas” and coded some potentially hazardous incidents a healthcare professional might encounter this month.
Have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday everyone!