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New ICD codes for COVID-19

In March 2020 the Novel Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19, was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), under the National Emergencies Act Section 201 and 301, is announcing further additions to the ICD-10-CM Classification related to COVID-19, which will become effective January 1, 2021.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and\ Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS) is implementing additional codes into ICD-10-CM for reporting to include,
  • Encounter for screening for COVID-19  - Z11.52
  • Contact with and (suspected) exposure to COVID-19 - Z20.822
  • Personal history of COVID-19 - Z86.16
  • Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) - M35.81
  • Other specified systemic involvement of connective tissue - M35.89
  • Pneumonia due to coronavirus disease 2019 - J12.82
  • COVID-19 Positive - U07.1
These new codes will be effective January 1, 2021, to identify conditions resulting from COVID-19.

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