Injury Code W5922XA: Struck by Turtle

The government is about to expand the number of medical-insurance codes dramatically. The codes are used by hospitals and doctors to describe a patient’s injury, and apparently the existing 18,000 codes (ICD-9) don’t allow them to be specific enough. The new law will result in about 140,000 codes (ICD-10), according to the report.

Did you know there are 9 turtle-related injury codes? How does one get struck by a turtle exactly?

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