October 1, 2019  — 

 

ICD-10-CA coding direction

 

Effective immediately, to identify cases where there is documentation of a condition related to vaping (i.e., a vaping-related disorder), assign the following:

U07.0 Emergency use of U07.0

This coding direction is in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) directive for international data collection.

The codes found in the block U00–U49 of Chapter XXIII of ICD-10-CA (the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Canada) are reserved for provisional and emergency use and are used only at the direction of WHO.

For reference, coding questions #74256: Vaping-Related Disorders and #74258: Troubles liés au vapotage were posted in September 2019 in eQuery. If you have questions about the assignment of other codes specific to a real case involving a vaping-related disorder, submit them with supporting documentation to eQuery.