Reminder to use specific codes when evaluating for COVID-19
As you continue to treat your patients and evaluate for COVID-19, please use the appropriate codes.
Claims must include one of the following diagnosis codes in addition to any other diagnosis appropriate to report on the claim:
- Z20.822 – Contact with and (suspected) exposure to COVID-19
- Z11.52 – Encounter for screening for COVID-19, asymptomatic
- Z86.16 – Personal history of COVID-19
- U07.1 – 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease
Based on CDC recommendations, we believe that one of these codes would be most appropriate to report when a patient is evaluated and COVID-19 was considered in the differential diagnosis. Other diagnoses, in addition to these codes, should also be reported as appropriate.