ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines Related to COVID-19

The PA Department of Human Services issued MA Bulletin 99-20-06 to advise providers of diagnosis coding guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for healthcare encounters related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This bulletin applies to all providers enrolled in the Medical Assistance (MA) Program who render services to beneficiaries enrolled in the MA Fee-for-Service (FFS) system. Providers rendering services in the MA managed care delivery system should address any coding or billing related questions to the appropriate managed care organization (MCO). Effective with dates of services on and after April 1, 2020, providers should use the new diagnosis code U07.1, COVID-19. For dates of service beginning February 20, 2020, providers should refer to the CDC interim guidance for conditions related to COVID-19.