It’s been all the rage this summer. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know what we’re talking about: Pokemon Go, the most successful mobile game ever in the U.S. based on peak daily active users. The busiest day for Pokémon Go in the U.S. was likely July 14, when SurveyMonkey estimated that just over 25 million smartphone users played the game.
The nature of the game, which combines GPS and augmented reality, means providers will see, or have already seen, a growing number of Pokemon Go-related injuries, ranging from broken bones to headaches. As such, providers better be ready to provide the closest corresponding code when submitting claims for payment. And, with the October 1 end of grace period for ICD-10 codes looming, it’s important to get your codes right….or risk having your claim rejected.
These are just a few to consider. Be sure to consult your ICD-10 code book for more specific code needs.