International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) external cause (E) codes should be reported to identify the cause of injury, adverse effect, or poisoning that has occurred as a result of events such as earthquakes, tornados, floods, snowstorms, ice storms, or hurricanes. These codes will be reported in addition to ICD-9-CM codes 001–V91, which are used to report illness or injury for which the child is being treated.

E codes are

Guidelines for reporting cataclysmic events include

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