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E-code used to describe the mechanism (or external factor)
that caused the injury event.
- 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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