PROVIDERS BE AWARE – New ICD-10-CM code for vaping-related disorder to be implemented April 1, 2020

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS
Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare

In response to the recent occurrences of vaping related disorders and in consultation with the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHOFIC) Network Classification and Statistics Advisory Committee (CSAC) was convened to discuss a diagnosis code for vaping related illness for immediate use.

As a result of this meeting, a new International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) emergency code has been established by WHO. The code became valid for immediate use as of September 24, 2019.

U07.0, Vaping-related disorder

Consistent with this WHO update to the ICD-10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS) is implementing a new diagnosis code into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for reporting vaping-related disorder effective April 1, 2020. The incorporation of this diagnosis code is also consistent with certain provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) for diagnosis coding, including the Official ICD–10–CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, as maintained and distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Full addenda information for the new code will be posted December 2019 on the following websites:

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/index.html

As part of our outreach and education efforts, we will continue to work closely with industry stakeholders on the implementation of this new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code.