ICD-10 is the tenth revision (clinical modification) of the International Classification of Diseases and is at least 10 times worse than ICD-9. It contains over 1 trillion codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases that no actual health care provider really cares about. Not only is ICD-10 a major cause of burnout, it is also the number one cause of pseudoseizures among health care providers. Many admit that they'd sooner "fake a seizure and get a million dollar work-up" so that someone else can finish coding for them.
ICD-10 is broken down into 23 chapters: a first chapter called "Conventions"; then 22 long and boring chapters whose titles include "Nonsense," Bullsh*t," and "Whatever, More of the Same"; and a final chapter called "7th Character," which we believe is somehow related to the sixth sense.
Tips on ICD-10 Coding
Since ICD-10 is more difficult to decipher than James Joyce's Ulysses, many medical providers haven't read it and instead relied on Gomerblog to help give some tips and insights.
- ICD-10 Primer, Lesson 1: Macaw Documentation
- ICD-10 Primer, Lesson 2: Roller-Skate Documentation
- ICD-10 Primer, Lesson 3: Star Wars Codes
- ICD-10 Primer, Lesson 4: Babystroller Documentation
- ICD-10 Primer, Lesson 5: WTF Codes
- ICD-10 Primer, Lesson 6: OMG Codes
- ICD-10 Primer, Lesson 7: The Fortune Cookie "In Bed" Modifier
- ICD-10 Primer, Quiz 1: Can You Spot the Y92 Code That Isn't Real?
- ICD-10 Primer, New Diagnosis: Butthurt by ZDoggMD