Valid for Submission
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 FirstCode 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.
- the specific condition related to COVID-19 if known, such as:
- chronic respiratory failure J96.1
- loss of smell R43.8
- loss of taste R43.8
- multisystem inflammatory syndrome M35.81
- pulmonary embolism I26
- pulmonary fibrosis J84.10
- This code enables establishment of a link with COVID-19.
- This code is not to be used in cases that are still presenting with active COVID-19. However, an exception is made in cases of re-infection with COVID-19, occurring with a condition related to prior COVID-19.
- Post-acute sequela of COVID-19
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:
- - Post COVID-19 condition, unspecified - U09.9
- - Sequelae (of) - See Also: condition;
U099 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):