• ICD-10: The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is designed to promote international comparability in the collection, processing, classification, and presentation of mortality statistics. This includes providing a format for reporting causes of death on the death certificate. ICD-10 codes are useful in identifying diseases and comorbid conditions. ICD-10 Procedure codes are useful in identifying procedures provided typically in the inpatient setting.
  • General CPT Codes: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) identifies all the items and services included within certain designated health services (DHS) categories or that may qualify for certain exceptions. The CPT codes provide information on procedures and services provided largely in the outpatient setting by health care providers. Utility for this project relates to ability to capture HCPC codes among the CPTs related to specific agents used to treat cancer and other diseases.
  • COVID-specific CPT CodesExternal Web Site Policy: New Current Procedural Terminology (CPT┬«) codes have been created that streamline the novel coronavirus testing currently available on the United States market. CPT codes have been created for reporting of immunizations for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19). These CPT codes are unique for each coronavirus vaccine as well as administration codes unique to each such vaccine.
  • CVX: The CDC's National Center of Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) developed and maintains the CVX (vaccine administered) code set. It includes both active and inactive vaccines available in the U.S.
  • CMS COVID-19 Vaccine Shots Codes: During the COVID pandemic, CMS and the American Medical Association (AMA) collaborated on a new approach to report use of COVID-19 vaccines. The release includes the coding structure for COVID-19 vaccine and monoclonal antibody products, currently comprised of both:
    • An AMA-issued HCPCS Level I CPTExternal Web Site Policy code structure
    • A CMS-issued HCPCS Level II code structure

Together, these codes describe the administration of the COVID-19 vaccines and the monoclonal antibody products as they become available. CMS and the AMA developed this code structure to make claims processing for administration of COVID-19 vaccines and monoclonal antibody infusions that get FDA EUA or FDA approval more efficient.