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New E codes require detailed documentation

APCs Insider, December 4, 2009

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We’ve all read or seen news reports about horrific accidents that occur when people send text messages while driving. Previously, no E code existed to assist with data collection regarding these accidents. Now, coders can report E011.1 (handheld interactive electronic device), which includes cell phones and communication devices, to describe the activity that caused these accidents.
Code E011.1 is one of 170 new E codes that help provide a more detailed narrative about a particular accident or injury. The codes became effective October 1.
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