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