ICD-10-PCS: New Therapy and Vaccine Codes for COVID-19, Effective January 1, 2021


ICD-10-PCS: New Therapy and Vaccine Codes for COVID-19, Effective January 1, 2021


This LibmanLightbox™, by nationally recognized coding authority Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses new ICD-10-PCS codes for COVID-19 therapies and vaccines, effective 1/1/21.


Launch Presentation

  Short bursts of learning to illuminate current challenges in medical record coding.
Shining a light, where and when you need it.


eLearning Library: Inpatient Coding
Offers the resources you need to address the increasing complexity of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding systems. On-demand access to mastery-level specificity enhances job-specific, self-paced learning for one full year. Learn more here.


Disclaimer: This article is written for educational purposes only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy and completeness. It is the responsibility of the reader to refer to the definitions, descriptions, conventions, and guidelines specific to each coding classification, as well as relevant laws and regulations when selecting and reporting medical codes.

About the Author

Lynn Kuehn is president of Kuehn Consulting, LLC, and a nationally recognized authority on ICD-10-PCS coding. Lynn was elected to the AHIMA Board of Directors, served as faculty for the original ICD-10 “Train-the-Trainers” program, and authored or co-authored several of AHIMA’s most popular books including ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach, recognized as the “go-to” resource for learning and mastering ICD-10-PCS. As a Subject Matter Expert with Libman Education, Lynn’s unique and engaging teaching methods as well as her leadership on the importance of accuracy and efficiency in coding is recognized by clients and students throughout the country.

3 thoughts on “ICD-10-PCS: New Therapy and Vaccine Codes for COVID-19, Effective January 1, 2021

  1. Diane Briggs - December 2, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you so much for this “Lightbox” . Great explanation of all the new codes.
    Greatly appreciated.

  2. Charlotte Bumgarner - December 2, 2020 at 7:08 pm


    Once again an outstanding educational tool that you provided which is the COVID-19 Decision Grid for 2021. I plan on doing another run through Libman’s PCS courses after the first of the year (only because I enjoyed your teaching soooooo much). You have a gift in teaching and you use it well.

    Thanks again for the COVID decision grid.

    Charlotte Bumgarner

  3. Mario Perez - December 2, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Nicely done Lynn, thanks so much for your contributions to the HIM industry!