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Coders will have hundreds of new ICD-10-CM codes to report Oct. 1, including codes for sickle cell anemia and osteoporosis. In addition, they’ll find a series of new options for headache codes.
 
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 18 expanded its list of possible COVID-19 signs and symptoms, adding six new S&S in addition to the original three, the New York Times reports.
 
 
The new ICD-10-CM code U07.1 (COVID-19) takes effect today (April 1) and to help you use it, the government has issued new ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting specific to the code.
 
 
Providers and payers now have revised tabular and index information for new ICD-10-CM code U07.1 (COVID-19) issued today by the panel that maintains the diagnosis code set in the U.S.
 
 
Providers in the U.S. will have a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for the COVID-19 virus beginning April 1. 
 

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