Review These New CPT Codes for COVID-19 Vaccines from the AMA

CPT codes for covid-19 vaccines

In anticipation of the release of COVID-19 vaccines, the AMA has released CPT codes for each of the two COVID-19 vaccines together with administration codes for first and second doses (AMA, 2020). AMA President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., remarked, “An effective national immunization program is key to bringing the coronavirus pandemic to an end. Correlating each coronavirus vaccine with its own unique CPT code provides analytical advantages to help track, allocate and optimize resources as an immunization program ramps up in the United States” (AMA, 2020). The AMA worked closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop the codes.

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CDC Releases Updated Coding & Reporting Guidelines For ICD-10 Code U07.1, COVID-19, Effective April 1 Through Sept 30

icd-10 code u07.1

Previously the CDC/NCHS provided the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guideline Supplement for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) coding, effective February 20, 2020. With the confirmation that the U07.1 code is implemented April 1, 2020, additions to the Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines were released to accompany the new code. These Guidelines appear in the Chapter 1 guidelines for Infectious Disease, and Chapter 15 for Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium, and are included in this article. The Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines are effective April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020 (CDC/NCHS, 2020).

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