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ICD-10 committee: Start reporting confirmed cases of COVID-19 with U07.1 on April 1

Providers in the U.S. will have a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for the COVID-19 virus beginning April 1. During a March 18 meeting, the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee announced that it would adopt the World Health Organization (WHO) code, U07.1 (COVID-19), effective April 1. Previously, the panel had planned to implement the code beginning […]

WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11. “This is the first pandemic caused by coronavirus,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on a conference call. “We’re deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction,” Tedros said before officially declaring the […]

WHO releases COVID-19 interim coding guidance

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a public health emergency of international concern on January 30. The WHO Family of International Classifications (WHOFIC) Network Classification and Statistics Advisory Committee (CSAC) subsequently created a new ICD-10 code for the disease: U07.1, 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. Complete information regarding the COVID-19 coding will be […]

New code for capturing vaping-related disorders to be implemented in April

Come April, coders will have a diagnosis code to capture vaping-related disorders. The code, U07.0 (Vaping-related disorder), was established as a new International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) emergency code last year by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to an announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted Dec. 9, […]