Looking for codes you can use to create discrete data related to the diagnosis, admission/discharge, treatment, and surveillance of coronavirus? 

There is a very helpful post on Grahame Grieve's website that was created with lots of input from various people.  Thanks to all!  http://www.healthintersections.com.au/?p=2988

It was posted on March 12th, 2020.

The CDA Examples Task force is also working on an example that shows how to record coronavirus screening results.  Watch for that to be released in the near future here: http://hl7-c-cda-examples.herokuapp.com/

Under the Results Section.

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  1. Here is an additional very informative article about coding guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It is very detailed and instructive regarding: 

    How to use ICD-10-CM, new lab testing codes for COVID-19


  2. Coronavirus coding information from AHIMA


    Excerpt from the link above:

    Effective October 1, 2020,* the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) will implement a new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Full addenda information regarding the new code and the final code title will be presented at the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting being held March 17–18. Establishment of a new ICD-10-CM code for COVID-19 is consistent with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent creation of an emergency ICD-10 code (code U07.1). In ICD-11, the code for COVID-19 would be RA01.0. The announcement of the new ICD-10-CM code for COVID-19 can be found on the CDC/NCHS web site.

    *UPDATE as of 3/18/20: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced March 18 a change in the effective date of new diagnosis code U07.1, COVID-19 from October 1, 2020 to April 1, 2020. The unprecedented off-cycle update is due to the “urgent need to capture the reporting of this condition in our nation’s claims and surveillance data,” according to the CDC’s announcement.

  3. Two additional helpful links shared in the AHIMA reference included above.

    To learn more about coronaviruses and specifically about COVID-19, see the CDC and WHO websites:

  4. LOINC also has a special page dedicated to SARS-CoV-2 testing: https://loinc.org/sars-coronavirus-2/

    It includes IVD test kits and corresponding LOINCs for manufacturers that agreed to be listed.