COVID-19 ICD-10-CM Code & Interim Coding Guidance

February 27, 2020

Effective Feb. 20, the World Health Organization established a new International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) emergency code for COVID-19: U07.1, 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics will implement a new ICD-10 clinical modification (ICD-10-CM) for reporting, effective with the next update, Oct. 1, 2020. Interim coding guidance can be found here.