Data show use of new COVID-19 codes

Effective Feb 18, 2021
Published Feb 18, 2021
Last Reviewed Mar 15, 2021
About 10% of a total 523,986 primary codes were COVID-19 related in January 2021, the first month they took effect. J12.82 (Pneumonia due to coronavirus disease 2019) was the most commonly used of these codes, used 69 times as primary and 27,011 times as secondary. The data reflect starts of care and resumptions of care from Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) National Client Database.
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