Uptake and Accuracy of the Diagnosis Code for COVID-19 Among US Hospitalizations

JAMA. 2020 Dec 22;324(24):2553-2554. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.20323.


This study uses administrative claims data to describe trends in use of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes for novel coronavirus patients in January-May 2020, before and afer the April 1 release of the U07.1 code to facilitate billing for and case monitoring of COVID-19.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 / diagnosis*
  • Clinical Coding / standards*
  • Databases, Factual
  • Humans
  • International Classification of Diseases*
  • Patient Discharge
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Sensitivity and Specificity