Published 3/23/2020, last updated 1/9/2023

Medical Coding for COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus

Optum® is committed to ensuring that you have the information you need to effectively and efficiently address COVID-19 from a medical coding, billing and reimbursement perspective. We have compiled information from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), American Medical Association (AMA), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), so you can easily access the most up-to-date medical code detail and effective dates in one convenient place.

The Optum COVID-19 summary is in a table format. The format follows current code numeric/alphanumeric listings, except as noted if a code(s) is resequenced. CPT® codes are listed first, followed by HCPCS codes, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, ICD-10-CM/PCS codes, and dental vaccine codes.

PDF: Summary of COVID-19 code changes as of  1.9.23 (354 KB)

Optum COVID-19 Product Updates

We recognize our coders rely on various resources and tools to access the most up-to-date medical codes. We are committed to ensuring you have all the information you need regarding COVID-19 codes, guidelines and effective dates.

Content updates pertaining to all code sets, including COVID-19 for your edition print books are now posted online on the Product Updates page.

Optum online coding tools (e.g.,, etc.) publish all necessary code and reference content updates, as available. More information is posted to the various online coding tool homepages – please sign in for details.

Optum data file(s)/web service(s) content is updated to include COVID-19 codes. Please refer to current effective dates to comply with CDC, NCHS, AMA, and CMS guidelines. Log in to the data vault to access content updates.

PDF: Summary of COVID-19 code changes as of  1.9.23 (354 KB)

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