A cheat sheet for coding mom-related ailments
May 12th, 2017
As education purveyors, we know it always helps to break massive tasks (such as coding in ICD-10) down to workable chunks. You know, most used codes, codes specific to a discipline, codes with the most potential impact on compliance and revenue, etc.
In honor of that premise and with Mother’s Day wishes, we present the following time-saver made up of codes related to all things Mom.
|Condition||Possible causes/aggravating factors||Code|
|Broken back||Offspring stepping on crack||S32.009A|
|Broken heart||Failure of adult child to call at acceptable intervals||I50.33|
|Sprained wrist||Hand-wringing associated with son’s learner’s permit or daughter’s dating preferences||S63.501A|
|Scalp injury||Hair-pulling after child changes major to 14th Century Poetry of Upper Lapland||S00.03XA|
|Sore throat||Having to say everything “a thousand times”||R07.0|
|Migraine||Factors too many to mention (but could be just an excuse to lie quietly in a dark room)||G43.909|
|Stress||Repression of suicidal/homicidal urges related to relentless repetitions of “Are we there yet?”||F43.0|
|Fatigue||Children repeatedly making her “come over there”||R53.83|
|Heat exhaustion||Slaving over a hot stove/service as short-order cook||T67.3XXA|
|Other specified non-psychotic mental disorders||Children suspected of purposely trying to drive her crazy||F48.8|
|Complications of childbirth||All the hours she was labor, just to deliver an unappreciative child||Z37.0|