ICD-10-CM Code B97.2

Coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B97.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable 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 valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B97.2
Short Description:Coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description:Coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • B97.21 - SARS-associated coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
  • B97.29 - Other coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Bacterial and viral infectious agents (B95-B97)
      • Viral agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere (B97)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Coronavirus Infections

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
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever

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


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