Variable 133b
date of last revision: 01/01/06
Guidelines for Coding: 24b.Guidelines for Coding Cause of Injury and Etiology of Injury (E-codes)
Abbreviated list of E-codes: 24a.ICD-9-CM E-code categories

Complete list of E-codes: E-Code list-complete

*88888 Not Applicable (no other E-codes)
*99999 Unknown
3 numeric
4 numeric
Obtain ICD-9-CM guide from your Medical Records department for a listing of E-codes.

Numbers should be coded just as they appear on the record and not padded with zeros. (Some codes have more digits to the right of the decimal place than others).

The look-up boxes on the database screen provide the E-Codes and their definitions. When taking E-Codes from the Medical Record, they should be checked to ensure that they reflect the best / most current information available about the cause of the injury. Data collectors may submit E-Codes that differ from those recorded in the Medical Record in cases where they feel the Medical Record E-Codes may not reflect the best / most current information available. There should be clear documentation on the data collection form when an E-Code entered into the database does not reflect the E-Code recorded in the Medical Record. In unusual cases where no E-Code relative to the injury that resulted in traumatic brain injury is recorded in the Medical Record, the data collector should use best judgement and the consultation of other personnel, as necessary, to determine the appropriate E-Code from the TBIMS database list.

If person jumps from a moving vehicle, use appropriate vehicular ecode (E818.?), however, use code "19 = fall/jump" for variable 133a.

ICD-9-CM 2001: International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision Clinical Modification, AMA Press. Volume 1, 2000, 251-279. ISBN: 1579471501.
Patient injured in diving accident.

E CODES: 883.0 88888

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