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COVID-19: ICD-10-CM Coding Flowcharts

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Don't let the uncertainties and high volume of COVID-19 cases undermine your ICD-10-CM coding. Our unique at-a-glance flowcharts will guide you quickly to the correct, compliant diagnosis codes.

Available as an interactive electronic chart only. Not for print.

Price: $59.95

Product Code: IECOV20


A unique tool for ensuring the accuracy and compliance of your COVID-19 coding

For ICD-10-CM coders, the COVID-19 pandemic presents a host of possible patient care scenarios, leading to many questions and a great deal of confusion. The potential for mistakes is significant, especially in communities with exponential growth. For instance, coders may assume that a patient with a negative test result is not infected with COVID-19, when, in fact, 30% of negatives ultimately are determined to be false-negatives. Under-reporting COVID-19 diagnoses translates to unrealized revenue — a serious issue at a time when margins are razor-thin or underwater.

Take control of your ICD-10-CM coding for COVID-19 cases with the help of our new at-a-glance flowcharts, developed in collaboration with physician and prominent ICD-10 coding expert Erica E. Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS. They're designed to provide quick guidance to accurate, compliant code assignments while boosting coder productivity.

Features and Benefits:

  • Step-by-step guidance through the ICD-10-CM coding decision process for patients who have been diagnosed with, or are suspected of having, COVID-19
  • Encompasses a full range of decision points pertaining to COVID-19 cases, including:
    • Symptomatic or asymptomatic?
    • Known or suspected exposure?
    • Testing performed?
    • Test results: positive, negative or pending?
    • COVID-19 diagnosis, ruled out or uncertain?
    • Physician query warranted?
    • Coding for post-COVID-19 patients, inpatient or outpatient encounters
    • ICD-10-CM coding for preoperative testing
  • Supplemented with helpful narrative — pointers, tips, explanations and clarification
  • You’ll receive flowchart updates, at no extra charge, as official changes to COVID-19 diagnosis coding are implemented or new coding guidance is provided in 2020