Among the new codes are Section X New Technology codes for the introduction or infusion of therapeutics including Remdesivir, Sarilumab, Tocilizumab, transfusion of convalescent plasma, as well as introduction of any other or new therapeutic substances for the treatment of COVID-19.
The new codes will not affect the MS-DRG assignment but should be assigned for any treatments provided to these patients. Detailed information is found here.
ICD-10 Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) 2020 Tables Addenda
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