The holiday season is here and it’s typically a wonderful time of year. It’s typically all about family gatherings and traditions. Yet, since it is at the end of the year, it can become a bit stressful. COVID-19 hasn’t made this year any less stressful!

No matter what year it is, the holidays seem to keep emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and physicians busy due to stress, injuries, and accidents.

As a coder, here are some ICD-10-CM codes you may need to know for this time of year:

Z72.820, Sleep deprivation. Too many things to do and not enough time can certainly cause us to go without much needed sleep.

R11.0, Nausea. Overeating during the holidays may not be the best idea. Remember, everything in moderation.

F43.8, Other reactions to severe stress. The holiday season can sometimes do a lot to us emotionally, so be sure to listen to your body and emotions.

Z62.891, Sibling rivalry. Needless to say, a lot of us understand this.

Z63.1, Problems in relationship with in-laws. Definitely can sometimes be worse than sibling rivalry, but unfortunately a lot of us understand this as well!

W11.XXXA, Fall on and from ladder, initial encounter. Be sure to watch your footing whether you are putting the tree topper on or hanging lights on your house.

V06.00XA, Pedestrian on foot injured in collision with other non motor vehicle in nontraffic accident, initial encounter.

T63.791A, Toxic effect of contact with other venomous plant, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter. Be careful with such poisonous plants like Poinsettias, Mistletoe, and holly berries this time of year.

W00.0XXA, Fall on same level due to ice and snow, initial encounter. Be careful while walking on ice and snow or ice skating.

U07.1, COVID-19. In addition to social distancing and washing your hands, be safe and wear a mask to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

MMI wishes you a very happy and safe holiday season and new year!