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PRIMARY E-CODE
05-Apr-2007
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Injury Information

 

 

Definition

     E-code used to describe the mechanism (or external factor)

that caused the injury event. 

 

Additional Information

  • The Primary E-code should describe the main reason a patient is admitted to the hospital.
  • E-codes are used to auto-generate two calculated fields: Trauma Type: (Blunt, Penetrating, Burn) and Intentionality (based upon CDC matrix).
  • ICD-9-CM Codes were retained over ICD-10 due to CMS’s continued use of ICD-9.

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