New ICD-10-PCS Procedure Codes for COVID-19

by Aug 4, 2020Coding Tips, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Education, ICD-10, Patricia Maccariella-Hafey0 comments

Patricia Maccariella-Hafey, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, CIRCC has over 35 years expertise in the areas of ICD-9-CM, CPT, DRG/APC validation Professional Fee E&M coding, Interventional Radiology, and Facility E&M coding. Patricia is currently Director of Education a healthcare consulting firm specializing in coding compliance review, education and contract coding services.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new procedure codes for treatments of COVID-19 – effective August 1, 2020.

Among the new codes are Section X New Technology codes for the introduction or infusion of therapeutics including Remdesivir, Sarilumab, Tocilizumab, transfusion of convalescent plasma, as well as introduction of any other or new therapeutic substances for the treatment of COVID-19.

The new codes will not affect the MS-DRG assignment but should be assigned for any treatments provided to these patients. Detailed information is found here.


ICD-10 Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) 2020 Tables Addenda

ICD-10-PCS FY 2020 Version

ICD-10 MS-DRGs Version 37.2 Effective August 01, 2020

The information contained in this post is valid at the time of posting. Viewers are encouraged to research subsequent official guidance in the areas associated with the topic as they can change rapidly.

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