Just What the Doctor Ordered? Weird Medical Codes

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Just What the Doctor Ordered? Weird Medical Codes

If you see one one of these codes on a bill from your provider, you’ll know something strange happened. Here are the top 15 weirdest medical billing codes, as well as some information on medical coding jobs in the U.S.

The Codes

V97.33XD

Sucked Into Jet Engine

Y93.D: V91.07XD

Burn Due to Water-Skis on Fire

V95.40

Injured by Spacecraft Collision

R46.1

Bizarre Personal Appearance

W56.22
Struck by Orca

V91.35

Struck by Falling Object Due to Canoe or Kayak Accident

X52

Prolonged Stay in Weightless Environment

V96.00

Unspecified Balloon Accident Injuring Occupant

W61.01

Bitten by Parrot

W61.12XA

Struck by Macaw

V94.810

Civilian Watercraft and Military Watercraft Involved in Water Transport Accident

W56.11

Bitten by Sea Lion

W56.32

Struck by Marine Mammals

Y93.D1

Accident While Knitting or Crocheting

Y92.253

Hurt at the Opera

Jobs in Medical Coding

Medical coder job snapshot (3)

Average salary: $47,870

Job outlook: 21% increase by 2020

Medical coding jobs in 2010: 179,500

Education: 80% of medical coders have some postsecondary education

Medical coders work in both clinical and non-clinical settings: (4)

  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Surgical centers
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Dental offices
  • Home health agencies
  • Mental health facilities
  • Insurance companies
  • Government agencies

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Sources:

1. http://www.healthcaredive.com
2. http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com
3. http://www.careerstep.com
4. http://www.innerbody.com