2022 ICD-10-CM Code B97.2
Coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2022
ICD-10:B97.2
Short Description:Coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description:Coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
Status: Not Valid for Submission

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)

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 2022 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:

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

Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)