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.

ConditionPossible causes/aggravating factorsCode
Broken backOffspring stepping on crackS32.009A
Broken heartFailure of adult child to call at acceptable intervalsI50.33
Sprained wristHand-wringing associated with son’s learner’s permit or daughter’s dating preferencesS63.501A
Scalp injuryHair-pulling after child changes major to 14th Century Poetry of Upper LaplandS00.03XA
Sore throatHaving to say everything “a thousand times”R07.0
MigraineFactors too many to mention (but could be just an excuse to lie quietly in a dark room)G43.909
StressRepression of suicidal/homicidal urges related to relentless repetitions of “Are we there yet?”F43.0
FatigueChildren repeatedly making her “come over there”R53.83
Heat exhaustionSlaving over a hot stove/service as short-order cookT67.3XXA
Other specified non-psychotic mental disordersChildren suspected of purposely trying to drive her crazyF48.8
Complications of childbirthAll the hours she was labor, just to deliver an unappreciative childZ37.0