The Utah Department of Health and Human Services is creating a long COVID surveillance system and we are depending on clinicians to use the long covid ICD-10 code (U09.9) to allow us to track this condition.
· Long COVID is a syndrome comprising a wide range of symptoms that impacts approximately one in five people who have had a COVID-19 infection.
· In 2021, an ICD-10 code was created for long COVID: U09.9 – post COVID condition, unspecified.
· Utah DHHS will identify which people are most affected by long COVID and what resources are needed to support Utahns through this surveillance system.
· You can learn more about long COVID and Utah’s new program in this 10-minute video.