Disclosure number two: my brother tells me I remember the weirdest stuff.
When I first started coding, I shared a house with my brother. And since I started out as an ER coder, I could often be heard saying, "There's an E code for that." It didn't take him long to pick up on that and he'd start asking me, "Is there an E code for that?" Well, Bro, I'm here to tell you that in ICD-10-CM there is not an E code for that because external cause codes now have different letters. But there is, in fact an external cause code for that:
- W36.1xxA, Explosion and rupture of aerosol can, initial encounter
- W36.1xxD, Explosion and rupture of aerosol can, subsequent encounter
I was so excited to code this 28-year-old case today. I couldn't wait to get to the activity because we have all these great new external cause codes for what the patient was doing at the time of the accident. But alas, there is no code for the activity of painting. It's good to know there is one for injury during rhythmic gymnastics, though. I hope none of the Olympians have to use it. Of note, there is a specific place of occurrence code:
- Y92.015 Private garage of single-family (private) house as the place of occurrence of the external cause
- F70 Mild intellectual disabilities