As of March 12, 2020, Alberta Health has implemented new service and diagnostic codes for conversations related to COVID-19:
Health Service Code 03.01AD for “Telephone advice to a patient or their agent (agent as defined in the Personal Directives Act) during a
and “ICD Code 079.82 on all SOMB claims related to COVID-19 even if the
patient is not diagnosed with COVID-19 but consulted a physician for symptoms.”
To ensure you obtain these codes, update your AH Tables via Setup > Load AH Tables:
Ensure you check off Load AH Diagnostic Codes Tables.
For more information on the update, read more about it in the latest AHCIP Bulletin.