Use Those Needles Responsibly

When you go to the doctor or to the hospital, your physician assigns a numerical code describing your symptoms and diagnosis.

diadnosisThese codes are universal — meaning that they are used here and in virtually all foreign countries.

This year the U.S. is updating their codes to be more descriptive.  A number of codes have been added to the list.

As knitters and crocheters, I thought you’d like to know about a particular new code that I hope is never assigned to you:

2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y93.D1:

  • Activity, knitting and crocheting
  • Y93.D1 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.

Be careful out there.

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