ICD Code Changes for COVID

As we saw in April 2020, there again will be an expedited release of ICD-10-CM codes related to COVID-19 effective January 1, 2021.

The following codes will go into effect on January 1, 2021:

The prior changes around COVID-19 code assignment left confusion due to changes in guidance from the interim guidance issued in April 2020 to the release of the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines effective October 1, 2020. Here are a few key items to keep in mind:

Individuals responsible for code assignment should make sure they understand the guidelines and conventions related to assignment of these new codes. Here are a few tips for ICD-10 coding for COVID-19:

More resources for information on new codes and guidance: