Question:

What ICD-10 diagnostic code would we report for COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic patients prior to inpatient admissions, planned outpatient procedures, and immunosuppressant therapies as part of pre-procedure screening for PFT?

Answer:

Use ICD-10 diagnosis code Z11.59 for billing COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic patients prior to inpatient admissions, planned outpatient procedures, and immunosuppressant therapies Alternatively, ICD-10 diagnosis code Z01.812 (Encounter for preprocedural laboratory examination), may be applicable.

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