Did you know? Proposed 'post' COVID ICD-10-CM code could take effect Oct. 1

Providers could get a new diagnosis code to report this fall for their post COVID-19 cases when the patient continues to have lingering symptoms after the infection is gone, ICD-10-CM officials announced this week.

The World Health Organization (WHO) added a new ICD-10 diagnosis code category, U09 (Post COVID-19 condition) and, within it, a new code, U09.9 (Post COVID-19 condition, unspecified). The new code is expected to be implemented for use in the U.S. on Oct. 1, 2021, stated officials with the ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee during a March 10 meeting.

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