CDC Announces Additions to ICD-10-CM Codes
The CDC has announced changes which include additions to the ICD-10-CM codes which went into effect on the first of the year. These new codes will make monitoring and tracking Covid-19 cases and associated conditions or conditions resulting from COVID-19 easier. The need to collect and monitor more data about the virus was the driving factor for these changes.
The new codes from the CDC are as follows:
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)
Full details regarding the new codes and the final code titles have not yet been published but are planned in the near-term.
Interim coding guidance can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm.