Pecked by a Chicken?
Pecked by a Chicken ICD-10 Code W61.32XA
OK, with a bait like that, we figured you come looking for more. And we’re glad you did!
Welcome to the NHRMC ICD-10 “funky code” home page. Here you’ll find dozens of funky – or slightly out-of-the-ordinary – ICD-10 codes that will make their formal diagnostic debut on October 1, 2014, when NHRMC and all other hospitals nationwide transition from current ICD-9 to the much more contemporary ICD-10 codes.
The ICD10 code for Pecked by a Chicken is W61.32XA. Patients admitted for this condition face not only suspicious looks and hushed rumors of emergency department staff but also serious surgical intervention requiring detailed documentation for reimbursement, as well as information for clinical research for all persons pecked by a chicken.
While humorous, these new codes and their display throughout the organization are meant to reinforce the nature of this tremendous transition. Just think: Current codes haven’t changed since 1970. Some NHRMC employees hadn’t even been born yet!
Please visit this site often, as these codes and their display throughout the organization will change frequently and with much comedic splash!