WHO-COVID-19-Update & Coding Guidelines

Occupational Safety: WHO Advice for Health Workers

Coding the 2019 Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19)

Effective: February 20, 2020

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

WHO Classification Team had noted that the virus name ‘2019-nCoV’ was temporary and is likely to change (to be independent of date and virus family, and for consistency with international virus taxonomy). Note: On February 11, 2020 the WHO announced the official name of the virus: COVID-19.

Coding Guidelines

As previously reported through AIHC, ICD-10-CM supplemental guidelines are available regarding COVI-19. If you haven’t already – download Supplemental ICD-10-CM Guidelines on COVID-19

The latest guidelines and coding information is offered in our new online Mastering ICD-10-CM 2020 course. Train to certify as a physician office coder – Click Here for more information.

Partha Roy

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