How are COVID-19-related Conditions added to Problem Lists?

Question: How are COVID-related conditions codified for addition to problem lists, chief complaints, admitting or discharge diagnoses?

Context: The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is associated with coronavirus disease syndromes collectively referred to as COVID-19. These are new to medicine. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) has newly codified COVID-19 health states. These have been available in Connect Care real-time but are now complemented by physician-friendly synonyms that make it easier to look up and select a best fit problem, complaint or diagnosis. Use of the correct code is important for reporting and clinical decision supports.

Answer: Whenever seeking a clinical condition name in Connect Care (e.g., problem lists, professional billing, discharge diagnosis, etc.), simply enter "COVID" as a search term. A number of matching conditions will appear to choose from, each appropriately coded.

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