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martes, 10 de marzo de 2020

Coding for Coronavirus

Medscape - Betsy Nicoletti - March 4, 2020
The CDC guidance provides specific examples for patients with conditions caused by the coronavirus. Notice that all of these examples are for conditions confirmed as due to COVID-19.
  • Pneumonia, confirmed as due to COVID-19
    • J12.89: other viral pneumonia
    • B97.29: other coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
  • Acute bronchitis, confirmed as due to COVID-19
    • J20.8: acute bronchitis due to other specified organisms
    • B97.29: other coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
  • Bronchitis, not specified as chronic or acute, confirmed as due to COVID-19
    • J40: bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic
    • B97.29: other coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
  • Lower respiratory infection, confirmed as due to COVID-19
    • J22: unspecified acute lower respiratory infection
    • B97.29: other coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
    • or
    • J98.8: other specified respiratory infection
    • B97.29: other coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
  • Cases with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), confirmed as due to COVID-19