The Mad Coder

on the verge of the ICD-10 apocalypse

February 27ths Answer

E71510 Zellweger Syndrome.

Best Supporting Actress – 2003 for “Ruby Thewes,” Cold Mountain

what is the ICD-10-CM code?

So…I’m hanging out at Spago’s having a watercress sandwich and my usual Pelligrino. (Gotta look good for those red carpets ya know.) All is good except Ryan Gosling is eating lunch with that snotty Perez Hilton at the next table. I like Ryan but Perez said I was horribly miscast next to TC in JM. Luke asks me what I’m reading and I tell him I’m looking over the script for the sequel to the movie I won the Golden Globe for a while ago. Luke says, “Oh yeah, you were a twisted Florence Nightingale in that one.” Then snotty Perez Hilton says, “Hey, if you need tips method acting, I have a cousin who is in the health care industry. She told me they named a disease after you!” Then he just starts laughing right in my face. To play along I asked him what the disease was about. And he said, “I don’t know. It causes some condition that makes for Nashville’s shortest marriages on record.” Then he just laughed in my face again.

I HATE that Perez Hilton! I have an Oscar for pete’s sake!

The Mad Coder wants to know the ICD-10 code and description for this disease.

Bonus points for naming the movie and the role for which this actor won an Oscar.

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February 21sts Answer

T7501XD, or “Shock due to being struck by lightning, subsequent encounter.”

Old saying: Lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place. 

what is the ICD-10-CM code?

So…I’m walking home from the comic book store where I scored an amazing copy of Green Lantern #238. It’s really cloudy and gloomy out and raining like cats and dogs. How did I know? Because I stepped in a poodle. But I digress. All of a sudden, I hear what sounds like a sonic boom and am blinded by hot white light that knocks me 20 feet from where I was walking. An intense pain and burning sensation grows in the middle of my back in the same spot as last time. As I fade into unconsciousness I think to myself, “Oh no…not again. I guess the old saying is wrong.”

What will the Mad Coder code? Bonus points if you can name the old saying that is apparently incorrect.

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what is the ICD-10-CM code?

So…I’m jamming at my favorite gonzo rocker’s concert. They say he’s a dinosaur geezer but he can still bring it with both guitar and flaming arrows. I’m wearing my fringe vest and am in a free-for-all stranglehold of gyrating bodies screaming along with the lyrics at the top of our lungs. Everything is going fine but then my arm starts itching like crazy. When I look down at my skin, there are long lines of swollen, red and oozing marks. Thinking back on what could have caused these itching burning cuts, I remember “Fluff Face” got mad at me when I tried to take her string of yarn away.

What will the Mad Coder code? Bonus points if you can name the artist and song.

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February 4th’s Answer

S82.025C Nondisplaced longitudinal fracture of left patella, initial encounter for open fracture, type III

January 9th’s Answer

W61.42XA Struck by Turkey, Initial encounter

W45.8XXA Other foreign body or object entering through skin, initial encounter