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?
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Posted On: April 22, 2021
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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.