A Cheat Sheet for Coding Mom-Related Ailments
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 timesaver 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|