FAQs for 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 May 22, 2022.
Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, in The Rural Monitor
Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, and Director, Coding and Classification & Executive Editor for AHA Coding Clinic was featured in an article by The Rural Monitor: The Codes of Care: How Words and Numbers Have Transformative Power for Rural Healthcare.
New COVID-19 codes effective April 1, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will implement three new ICD-10 diagnosis codes for reporting COVID-19 vaccination status effective April 1, 2022. In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will implement seven new ICD-10 procedure codes for COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines effective April 1, 2022.
FY 2022 ICD-10 Official Guidelines
The FY 2022 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting are now posted at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm. The guidelines are effective October 1, 2021.
We are now accepting registrations for our FY 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule scheduled November 8th! Please visit the Webinars page for more information!
We are now accepting registrations for the Understanding the Who, What, Why, Where and When of Applying ICD-10-CM Codes for Social Determinants of Health Coding, scheduled for October 18th! Please visit the Webinars page for more information!