The pMD Blog

Welcome to the
pMD Blog...

where we cover interesting and relevant news, insights, events, and more related to the health care industry and pMD. Most importantly, this blog is a fun, engaging way to learn about developments in an ever-changing field that is heavily influenced by technology.

5 ways to embarrass yourself and spend cinco de mayo in the hospital

Happy Cinco de Mayo from the Charge Capture Blog! To have a little fun with the upcoming ICD-10 transition on October 1, we’ve put together some ICD-10 codes to commemorate the Mexican military victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Here are some incidents you may encounter today, as explained through ICD-10 codes.

W21.19XA - Struck by other bat, racquet or club, initial encounter
When piñatas become hazardous. Make sure you trust the person you’re blindfolding and letting loose with a bat.

W21.02XA - Struck by soccer ball, initial encounter
The most popular sport in Mexico is also a popular activity on Cinco de Mayo. It’s all fun and games until someone takes a soccer ball to the head. ¡Ay!

F10.982 - Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced sleep disorder
For many, this celebration inspires a few too many tequila shots, margaritas, and cervezas - and ultimately passing out.

Y93.49 - Activity, other involving dancing and other rhythmic movements
Dancing too aggressively to the Mariachi band. Likely to be related to F10.982, alcohol use.

R14.3 - Flatulence
After eating that entire super burrito, you may be sleeping on the couch tonight.