Infographic: Bizarre Medical Codes, Industry Outlook
These are some of the most out of the ordinary medical codes you might come across if you worked as a medical coder. If you’re a patient and see these on your bill, you might raise an eyebrow once you find out the meanings. Check out the following graphic for all 15 unusual 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
V96.00 – Unspecified Balloon Accident Injuring Occupant
W61.12XA – Struck by Macaw
V94.810 – Civilian Watercraft and Military Watercraft Involved in Water Transport Accident
W56.11 – Bitten by Sea Lion
Y93.D1 – Accident While Knitting or Crocheting
Y92.253 – Hurt at the Opera
If you are interested in being a medical coder, the average salary is $47,870. The job outlook has a 21 percent increase by 2020. Eighty percent of medical coders have some postsecondary education. Medical coders work in both clinical and non-clinical settings, some of which are hospitals, physician offices, long-term care facilities, dental offices, mental health facilities, government agencies, and insurance companies. Graphi provided by Topmedicalcodingschools.com.