COVID-19 New ICD-10-CM Code

On March 26, 2020, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

UPDATE: March 26, 2020
CMS has launched www.coronavirus.gov for information on COVID-19
Additional guidance may be found on the Current Emergencies page

UPDATE: March 18, 2020

The CDC has announced that the effective date for this new code is April 1, 2020.
Read the announcement here

Responding to the public health emergency of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, a new ICD-10-CM code has been created by the World Health Organization. The code, U07.1, 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease) has been established and will be added to the next update of ICD-10-CM in October, 2020.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued this announcement.

Supplemental coding guidelines from the CDC effective February 20, 2020 are contained in this document
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/ICD-10-CM-Official-Coding-Gudance-Interim-Advice-coronavirus-feb-20-2020.pdf

Information regarding the current situation for this situation is found at

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.htm
and at

https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

 

 

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