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What Diagnostic Code Should I Use for Treating Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients?

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Question: What diagnostic code should I use for treating COVID-19 patients?

Answer: Effective March 14, 2020, a new diagnostic code has been created for the COVID-19 outbreak.

Diagnostic code: 080

Description: Coronavirus

This diagnostic code should be used when the primary purpose for rendering the service for which the claim is being submitted is because the patient is suspected to have or has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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