Question COVID-19 back to work clearance

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Hello! I'm hoping someone can help me. I work at a convenient care clinic that has gone to all telehealth appointments. We do not test for COVID-19 but have patients being seen who need back to work notes after a positive test at another facility and after their quarantine is done. Would U07.1 still be used as the primary diagnosis for the back to work note or is there a more appropriate one?
 

SharonCollachi

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If they test positive, they should be receiving a document from their local Health Department telling them how long they are required to quarantine, and when they can return to work. This shouldn't need a doctor's note.
 
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If they test positive, they should be receiving a document from their local Health Department telling them how long they are required to quarantine, and when they can return to work. This shouldn't need a doctor's note.
Completely understand and thank you for your reply but if the patient is seen for this would we still use U07.1?
 

smihm

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We are seeing this as well - most are getting tested at COVID testing sites not by us- we will do a return to work/ school note - we use the DX code Z86.16 Personal History of COVID19
 

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