Exposure

Should we use B97.29 or U07.1 to report COVID-19?

Codes and assignments are changing so quickly during this public health emergency, and in the beginning there was not a specific ICD-10-CM code for our current strain of COVID. Under the circumstances, the CDC provided a document the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines - Supplement Coding encounters related to COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak 2/20/2020-3/31/2020 and that document [...]

2020-05-19T19:27:24+00:00Healthcare Compliance Blog|

When to report COVID-19 exposure?

There is a lot of confusion about what ICD-10-CM codes to report for services for patients who reside in a nursing facility.  The determining factor when selecting an ICD-10-CM code should always be the documentation in the patient's medical record. Effective 4/1/2020 the CDC provided clear guidance in the form of the ICD-10-CM Official Coding [...]

2020-05-09T13:21:29+00:00Healthcare Compliance Blog|