ICD-10 Primer, Lesson 6: OMG Codes

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Shockingly, the first week of the ICD-10 era has not been smooth, which is why the ICD-10 committee astutely created the OMG codes: a set of codes dedicated solely to healthcare practitioners and the symptoms and signs they have developed secondary to ICD-10.  (Of note, the OMG codes are also known as the FML codes).

icd10OMG 000.01 – ICD-10-induced chest pain, noncardiac
OMG 000.02 – ICD-10-induced chest pain, cardiac
OMG 000.03 – ICD-10-induced hypertensive emergency
OMG 000.04 – ICD-10-induced urinary tract infection, it burns
OMG 000.05 – ICD-10-induced gonorrhea, it also burns
OMG 000.06 – Intractable nausea with vomiting due to ICD-10
OMG 000.07 – Intractable constipation due to ICD-10
OMG 000.08 – Crippling ICD-10 diarrhea, bloody
OMG 000.09 – F**king giant migraine due to ICD-10, need Tylenol
OMG 000.10 – F**king giant migraine due to ICD-10, need Advil
OMG 000.11 – F**king giant migraine due to ICD-10, need oral narcotic
OMG 000.12 – F**king giant migraine due to ICD-10, need intravenous narcotic
OMG 000.13 – F**king giant migraine due to ICD-10, need beer, beer unspecified
OMG 000.14 – F**king giant migraine due to ICD-10, need beer, keg-stand performed
OMG 000.15 – F**king giant migraine due to ICD-10, need wine, three bottles consumed, red
OMG 000.16 – F**king giant migraine due to ICD-10, need to quit medicine
OMG 000.17 – Want to pull own hair out due to ICD-10, not kidding
OMG 000.18 – Successfully pulled own hair out due to ICD-10, still not kidding
OMG 000.19 – Nervous breakdown due to ICD-10, fetal position
OMG 000.20 – Nervous breakdown due to ICD-10, sucking thumb, left
OMG 000.21 – Nervous breakdown due to ICD-10, “I need a hug”
OMG 000.22 – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to ICD-10, make it stop
OMG 000.23 – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to ICD-10, for the love of God, make it stop
OMG 000.24 – Insomnia due to ICD-10, unable to cry self to sleep
OMG 000.25 – ICD-9 withdrawal, mild
OMG 000.26 – ICD-9 withdrawal, moderate
OMG 000.27 – ICD-9 withdrawal, severe
OMG 000.28 – Stabbed own left eye with pen due to frustration with ICD-10, BIC pen, blue
OMG 000.29 – Injury to dominant hand from hitting computer screen due to ICD-10, straight punch
OMG 000.30 – Injury to dominant hand from hitting computer screen due to ICD-10, uppercut
OMG 000.31 – Injury to dominant hand from hitting computer screen due to ICD-10, karate chop
OMG 000.32 – Injury to dominant hand from hitting computer screen due to ICD-10, spinning back fist
OMG 000.33 – Injury to right foot from kicking computer screen due to ICD-10, roundhouse kick
OMG 000.34 – Injury to right foot from kicking computer screen due to ICD-10, the Crane kick
OMG 000.35 – Ocular bleeding due to endless searching for right ICD-10 code, left eye
OMG 000.36 – Ear bleeding due to never-ending and futile ICD-10 training sessions
OMG 000.37 – Death due to boredom from ICD-10 training session
OMG 000.38 – Headache from headbutting computer screen due to ICD-10
OMG 000.39 – Seizure secondary to unspecified ICD-10 nonsense, generalized tonic-clonic
OMG 000.40 – Dislocated left shoulder from tackling computer due to ICD-10
OMG 000.41 – Writing hand fell off due to endless ICD-10 documentation
OMG 000.42 – Unable to distinguish ICD-10 code from license plate number
OMG 000.43 – Unable to distinguish ICD-10 code from USPS tracking number
OMG 000.44 – Unable to distinguish ICD-10 code from electronic device’s serial number
OMG 000.45 – Utterly flabbergasted
OMG 000.46 – I give up, I quit
OMG 000.47 – I give up, call palliative care and make me DNR

Other ICD-10 lessons:
Lesson 1: Macaw Documentation
Lesson 2: Roller-Skate Documentation
Lesson 3: Star Wars Codes
Lesson 4: Babystroller Documentation
Lesson 5: WTF Codes
Lesson 7: The Fortune Cookie “In Bed” Modifier
Quiz 1: Can You Spot the Y92 Code That Isn’t Real?

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