E-code

E-code

Managed care A special ICD-9-CM diagnosis code used on the HCFA 1500–the physician claims form, generally to report accidents, injuries or diseases which, for a short period of time, included secondhand smoke; E-codes can be used in conjunction with ICD-9CM codes. See ICD-9-CM.
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In Minnesota, every day at least one person is hospitalized because of a firearm injury (based on January - June, 1998 E-code claims data collected by the Minnesota Hospital and Healthcare Partnership).
And, as the patient is being diagnosed, E-Nvision will interact with E-Code to automatically code the diagnosis for billing.
E-Code is already live in terms of providing information users with the appropriate diagnostic codes.
Once the lock is connected via the Web with the system's E-code software, security can remotely set the PIN.
The system consists of three parts: the lock, which has a keypad and internal software; the E-code software, which is operated by the lock company itself on its Web site; and a personal digital assistant (PDA).
Notable variation in E-code completeness has been observed across individual state systems (50%-100%) [16-17].
E-code accuracy also markedly improved when analyses were restricted to the 382 injured patients for whom VHA coders had assigned an E-code.
When a patient is rushed into an emergency room with a broken leg, for example, a physician focuses on treating the injury rather than delving into the cause--a bike accident, playground mishap or fall from a ladder--all of which would have a different e-code and a different impact on prevention programs.
CDC should collaborate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and state health departments to look into linking e-codes to uniform billing procedures used for reimbursement in government health systems, the report said.
The unused portion of their e-code can be redeemed for a gift card from a large selection of major brands.
Mobile and e-code gifts are still emerging: 54% of consumers have not heard of mobile gift cards or e-codes and only 17% of shoppers are "very comfortable" using them.
The Association surveyed more than 1,100 US consumers on their use of gift cards, preferences for giving and spending the cards, and willingness to embrace new gifting options like e-codes, which are digital gift cards that can be purchased online or through a mobile app.