ICD-10 Code Recommended for Pre-Procedure COVID-19 Testing

Effective immediately, providers and clinical staff should consider use of the following ICD-10 code when entering orders for pre-procedure COVID-19 testing: Z 20.828 (Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other viral communicable diseases).

This code is now considered more accurate than the previously recommended screening code, as the pandemic has progressed to the point where all persons are considered to have had known or or unknown exposure to COVID-19. Use of the Z 20.828 code for pre-procedure testing will help with downstream coding and billing processes.