The document attached below provides valuable instructions for hospital billing and coding staffs. The National Uniform Billing Committee has set aside special condition codes to identify victims of the storm. Additionally, the group of agencies responsible for the ICD-9-CM has provided excellent instructions for the use of “E” codes to indicate victims of the storm and the cause of the injuries they suffered. Use of this information will assist your hospital with accurate payment for services rendered.
ICD-9-CM Coding Advice for Healthcare Encounters in the Hurricane Aftermath