Proposed framework for presenting injury data using ICD-10-CM external cause of injury codes
Published Date:March 2014
Corporate Authors:National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.) ; National Center for Health Statistics. ;
Description:External cause of injury frameworks based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) have served the injury field in providing standards for presenting and analyzing state, national and international injury mortality and morbidity data. The external cause of injury framework, commonly called the external cause matrix, categorizes ICD codes into major mechanism (e.g., motor vehicle- traffic, cut/pierce, drowning, fall, firearm, fire/burn, natural/environmental, poisoning) by intent of injury (i.e., unintentional, self-harm, assault, legal intervention/war, undetermined) categories.
In the United States, morbidity coding is currently based on ICD-9-CM, and is proposed to transition to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2014. In preparation for the use of ICD-10-CM-coded morbidity data
for injury surveillance and analytic research, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have proposed an ICD-10-CM External Cause of Injury Framework or Matrix. This report provides background information on ICD-10-CM, a comparison between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM external cause code sets, an overview of the proposed framework and the guiding principles used to construct it, and a list of major issues and recommended resolutions based on feedback from CDC’s health information specialists and subject matter experts in injury data and surveillance systems.
Proposed Framework for Presenting Injury Data using ICD-10-CM External Cause of Injury Codes is a publication of The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and the National Center for Health Statistics within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Suggested citation: Annest, J., Hedegaard, H., Chen, L., Warner, M., and Small, E. (2014). Proposed Framework for Presenting Injury Data using ICD-10-CM External Cause of Injury Codes. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC-INFO Pub ID 221689
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