CDC releases new ICD-10 Codes effective 01/01/2021

In an effort to capture more information related to COVID-19 the CDC has issued six new ICD 10 codes effective 01/01/2021. Communicate these codes to your Providers and be sure your EHR and billing system can accommodate these codes.

  • Encounter for screening for COVID-19 Z11.52
  • Contact with and (suspect) 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

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