FAQ's ICD-10-CM CODING OF COVID-19
The following questions and answers were jointly developed and approved by the American Hospital Association’s Central Office on ICD-10-CM/PCS and the American Health Information Management Association. Revised March 24, 2021
ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines for COVID-19 April 1, 2020 -September 30, 2020
The CDC just announced that the new specific ICD-10-CM code for COVID-19 (U07.1) will now be implemented on April 1 of 2020. Guidance on usage will follow
CMS Adds Codes for Coronavirus Lab Tests
CMS has developed a second Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code that can be used by laboratories to bill for certain COVID-19 diagnostic tests to help increase testing and track new cases. CMS continues to leverage every tool at their disposal in responding to COVID-19.
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Is the ICD-10-CM in the public domain?
Yes! However, neither the codes nor the code titles may be changed except through Coordination and Maintenance Process overseen jointly by NCHS and CMS.
Posted On: June 14, 2021
FY 2022 ICD-10-PCS CODE FILES
The FY 2022 ICD-10-PCS code files, which contain information on the ICD-10-PCS updates for FY 2022, are available in the Downloads section at: https://www.cms.gov/medicare/icd-10/2022-icd-10-pcs. These FY 2022 ICD-10-PCS codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
Upcoming ICD-10 C&M Committee Meeting
Friday, June 11, 2021 is the deadline for members of the public to submit code requests for discussion at the September 14-15, 2021 ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting. Please indicate if you are submitting your request for consideration an April 1, 2022 or October 1, 2022 implementation date.
• Procedure code requests should be directed to CMS at ICDProcedureCodeRequest@cms.hhs.gov
• For additional information, visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/newrevisedcodes
• Diagnosis code requests should be directed to NCHS at firstname.lastname@example.org
• For additional information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10_maintenance.htm
The updated ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting ICD-10-CM guidelines (with the new codes effective January 1, 2021) are now visible on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services webpage. The update includes the new COVID-19 related codes effective January 1, 2021. The 2021 addendum, 2021 updated code files and 2021 conversion table are also posted on the same webpage.