Yes, the ASR collects COVID-19 data through the capture of the ICD-10 code for COVID-19 confirmed diagnosis, U07.1. Tracking this information will help analyze the impact of COVID-19 on outcomes, trends of surgery based on the pause in elective surgery, and the trends of patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) due to delayed procedures. It will also track the potential impact on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) value-based payment models and coverage for patients recovering from COVID-19. Key findings will be delivered to participants, the orthopaedic community, and the broader public throughout the years.

Hospitals, health care systems, practice groups, and ambulatory surgery centers already participating in the Registry will not need to join a new registry or engage in a new way to submit their data. Capturing this code will not change the site’s workflow since it was added as an accepted value for existing diagnosis or comorbidity code files. The ICD-10 code can be submitted as a pre-operative comorbidity or prior diagnosis present on admission and as a reason for readmission. Learn more here.