Why Is Everyone Searching for Funny ICD-10 Codes?

As was pretty much expected, ICD-10’s go live date has come and gone without much fanfare. Give it a few months and we’ll see where we’re at. I loved these live tweets of the ICD-10 go live by MTS Healthcare:

What? Doctors weren’t ready and trained on ICD-10? Not surprising. They’ll get trained now that they need to know the codes. They’re fast learners.

One thing that was a little odd to me was that both of my top blogs got hammered with search engine traffic from people searching for some variation of Crazy ICD-10 codes. I love that on this site they were getting a post that puts the Crazy ICD-10 codes in perspective.

Hopefully those going through an ICD-10 implementation were just trying to lighten the mood during the switchover. That’s not such a bad thing. Although, I was pretty shocked my the massive spike in traffic for that search. I hope that as they make light of the so called “funny ICD-10 codes”, they’ll remember that we had some funny ICD-9 codes as well.

ICD-10 is here. No more delays. Now I’ll be interested to watch and see the impact it has on healthcare in the US.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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