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Medical Economics reports on the ICD-10 code set, scheduled to go live on Oct. 1, with its thousands of new codes for medical practices. “And while some will be familiar to their ICD-9 predecessors, others are a bit peculiar.

“Here’s a list of some of the more unusual ICD-10 codes coming to medical practices.”

One is “Bitten by a cow”; another is “Pecked by a chicken”.

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