2022 ICD-10-CM Code U09.9

Post COVID-19 condition, unspecified

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

Short Description:Post COVID-19 condition, unspecified
Long Description:Post COVID-19 condition, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Codes for Special Purposes (U00–U99)
    • Provisional assignment of new diseases of uncertain etiology or emergency use (U00-U49)
      • Post COVID-19 condition (U09)

U09.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of post covid-19 condition, unspecified. The code U09.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like U09.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

New 2022 ICD-10 Code

U09.9 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2022, effective October 1, 2021. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2021. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2022 (October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022).

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code U09.9:

Code First

Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code U09.9 are found in the index:

Replacement Code

U099 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Code History