SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #53: Coronavirus Code Added as Billable Diagnosis and Annual Office Visit Limit Exemption

Monday, April 20, 2020

In response to the anticipated spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in North Carolina, NC Medicaid is adding the following code as a billable diagnosis effective April 1, 2020:

     U07.1 - 2019-nCoV Acute Respiratory Disease

Diagnosis code U07.1 is also being added to the list of diagnoses exempt from the annual visit limit effective April 1, 2020.  

Providers may resubmit claims that have denied for invalid diagnosis when billed with U07.1.

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