FAQ's ICD-10-CM CODING OF COVID-19
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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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Posted On: May 26, 2020
AMA releases two CPTcodes for COVID-19 antibody testing. The American Medical Association Friday released (https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/cpt/covid-19-coding-and-guidance) two Current Procedural Terminology codes (86328 and 86769) for reporting antibody testing for the novel coronavirus, and revised its CPT code for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid tests (86318). Providers can manually upload the code descriptors into their electronic health record systems. Click here (https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/2020-04/cpt-assistant-guide-coronavirus-april-2020.pdf) for additional guidance on the CPT codes.