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Breathing air into ICD-10-CM reporting for ARDS

Audrey Howard, RHIA, and Susan Belley, RHIA, CPHQ, write that since acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is included as a common respiratory manifestation of COVID-19 in the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, it is essential to understand the syndrome for accurate and complete inpatient reporting.

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