AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4; E Code Update

Activity E Codes

Effective October 1, 2009, a new section of external cause codes (E codes) has been created to report the activity of the person at the time of his/her injury or medical condition. These codes are a new concept in E codes to indicate the activity that caused or contributed to an injury or health condition. Unlike other E-codes, which are used to report external causes of injury and poisoning, activity codes may be used with other conditions which resulted from, or were contributed to, by the activity, such as a heart attack while shoveling snow. These codes may be...

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