COVID-19: Coding Resources

Libman Education has selected critical resources for HIM professionals to be aware of during this COVID-19 public health emergency.

The New England Journal of Medicine has posted a collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.  All Journal content related to the Covid-19 pandemic is freely available.
https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus

Summarizes accurate reporting of COVID-19 through March 31, 2020.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/ICD-10-CM-Official-Coding-Gudance-Interim-Advice-coronavirus-feb-20-2020.pdf

CDC Announcement of the new COVID-19 code effective April 1, 2020
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/Announcement-New-ICD-code-for-coronavirus-3-18-2020.pdf

Addenda to the ICD-10-CM codebook; effective April 1 2020. Contains COVID-19 and Vaping Related Illness changes.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/ICD-10-CM-April-1-2020-addenda.pdf

ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/COVID-19-guidelines-final.pdf

AHIMA/AHA FAQs to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated April 1, 2020
https://journal.ahima.org/ahima-and-aha-faq-on-icd-10-cm-coding-for-covid-19/

https://www.aha.org/fact-sheets/2020-03-30-frequently-asked-questions-regarding-icd-10-cm-coding-covid-19

https://journal.ahima.org/ahima-special-update-telehealth-and-relaxed-hipaa-enforcement-during-covid-19/

AHIMA COVID-19 CDI query templates
https://ahima.realmagnet.land/covid-19-query-templates-professional

AHA webinar: Updated ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines related to coding for COVID-19 effective April 1, 2020 and how to apply the new coding guidance for COVID-19 to common scenarios identified by the AHA Central Office.
https://www.aha.org/webinar-recordings/2020-04-03-icd-10-cm-coding-covid-19-webinar

ICD-10 Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Group Grouper MS-DRGs Version 37.1 R1 Effective April 1, 2020. Version 37.1 R1 recognizes the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code, U07.1, for COVID-19.
https://edit.cms.gov/files/document/icd-10-ms-drgs-version-371-r1-effective-april-1-2020-updated-march-23-2020.pdf

Telemedicine: CMS policy changes regarding Medicare coverage and payment of virtual services granted under the President’s emergency declaration and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.
https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/medicare-telemedicine-health-care-provider-fact-sheet

https://edit.cms.gov/files/document/medicare-telehealth-frequently-asked-questions-faqs-31720.pdf

https://www.cms.gov/files/document/se20011.pdf

https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-19-physicians-and-practitioners.pdf

https://www.cms.gov/medicare/medicare-general-information/telehealth/telehealth-codes

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