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.