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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.