Z20.822 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of contact with and (suspected) exposure to covid-19. The code Z20.822 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code Z20.822 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like exposure to coronavirus infection, exposure to sars-cov-2, occupational exposure to sars-cov-2, suspected coronavirus infection or suspected covid-19.
The code Z20.822 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.
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 Z20.822:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Contact with and (suspected) exposure to SARS-CoV-2
Entries in the Index to Diseases and Injuries with references to Z20.822
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 Z20.822 are found in the index:
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Exposure to coronavirus infection
- Exposure to SARS-CoV-2
- Occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2
- Suspected coronavirus infection
- Suspected COVID-19
Z20822 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Information for Patients
COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)
COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is an illness caused by a virus. This virus is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world. It is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person. On this page, you'll find links to resources on important issues such as symptoms, risks, and how you can protect yourself and your family.
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|ICD Code||Description||Valid for Submission|
|Z20||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to communicable diseases||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.0||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to intestinal infectious diseases||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.01||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to intestinal infectious diseases due to Escherichia coli (E. coli)||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.09||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other intestinal infectious diseases||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.1||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to tuberculosis||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.2||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.3||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to rabies||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.4||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to rubella||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.5||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to viral hepatitis||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.6||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.7||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to pediculosis, acariasis and other infestations||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.8||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other communicable diseases||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.81||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other bacterial communicable diseases||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.810||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to anthrax||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.811||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to meningococcus||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.818||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other bacterial communicable diseases||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.82||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other viral communicable diseases||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.820||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to varicella||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.821||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to Zika virus||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.828||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other viral communicable diseases||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.89||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other communicable diseases||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z20.9||Contact with and (suspected) exposure to unspecified communicable disease||BILLABLE CODE|