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International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)

Emergency ICD-10 diagnosis code of U07.1 assigned
to the disease diagnosis COVID-19.

Effective in USA as of 4/1/2020 - unprecedented off-cycle update

Emergency use ICD codes for COVID-19 disease outbreak
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm

New ICD-10-CM code for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), April 1, 2020. Effective: March 18, 2020
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/Announcement-New-ICD-code-for-coronavirus-3-18-2020.pdf

An updated ICD-10 MS-DRG GROUPER software package to accommodate the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code, U07.1, COVID-19, replaces the GROUPER software package V37.1.

https://edit.cms.gov/files/document/icd-10-ms-drgs-version-371-r1-effective-april-1-2020-updated-march-23-2020.pdf


ICD-10 COVID-19 Codes

Table created from coding guidance 2/20/2020:  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/ICD-10-CM-Official-Coding-Gudance-Interim-Advice-coronavirus-feb-20-2020.pdf

ICD-10 Code

Diagnosis COVID-19

Description

B97.29

Confirmed COVID-19

Other coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

B97.29 + J12.89

Pneumonia

Other viral pneumonia

B97.29 + J20.8

Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis due to other specified organisms

B97.29 + J40

Bronchitis

Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic

B97.29 + J22

Acute Lower Respiratory Infection

Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection

B97.29 + J98.9

Lower Respiratory Infection

Respiratory disorder, unspecified

B97.29 + J80

ARDS

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Code

Exposure COVID-19

Description

Z03.818

Exposure Concern Ruled Out

Encounter for observation for suspected exposure to other biological agents ruled out

Z20.828

Exposure Actual

Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other viral communicable diseases

Code

Signs and Symptoms

Description

R05

Cough

Cough

R06.02

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath

R50.9

Fever, unspecified

Fever, unspecified

Code

Do Not Assign

Description

B97.29 - Do Not Use for >

DO NOT USE for Suspected, Possible, Probable COVID-19

USE only for Confirmed COVID-19

Other coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

B34.2

Coronavirus infection, unspecified

Generally not appropriate for COVID-19

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