Alert: New COVID-19 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code, CPT® and HCPCS Codes

  • Steve Nesnidal
  • Jun 02, 2020
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In response to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, a new ICD-10-CM code was moved up from previous posted effective date of October 1, 2020. The new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code, U07.1, is effective April 1, 2020.

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Why Your EHR System Might Get You Audited: ICD-10 Dropdown Menu Fails

  • Margaret Klasa DC, APN BC
  • Mar 15, 2017
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Most EHR systems have drop-down menus in which ICD-10 code choices or search returns are in numerical order where say the fifth digit of 0 – indicating unspecified – is the first return or choice, while the more specific choices are farther down the list. Physicians are often picking the first code that appears in the drop-down menu therefore claims may be at risk due to continuous submission of unspecified diagnoses.

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