Not Valid for Submission
B97.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
Non-specific codes like B97.2 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere:
Information for Patients
Coronaviruses are common viruses that most people get some time in their life. They are common throughout the world, and they can infect people and animals. Several different coronaviruses can infect people and make them sick. They usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness. But, some coronaviruses can cause severe illness.
Coronaviruses probably spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, or by close personal contact. If you get infected, symptoms may include
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by washing your hands often with soap and water, not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. There is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus infection. There are no specific treatments. You can relieve symptoms with pain and fever medicines and rest.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) (Medical Encyclopedia)
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