Attached is a message from the Bureau:
On Thursday July 28, 2022, New York State Commissioner of Health Dr. Mary T. Bassett declared monkeypox as an Imminent Threat to Public Health in New York State . With this declaration, NYS BEMS DI has activated the monkeypox ICD-10 value of B04 for Primary Impression (eSituation.11), Secondary Impression (eSituation.12), and Medical/Surgical History (eHistory.08) in order to allow EMS providers to document encounters with patients who have confirmed or suspected monkeypox. All providers should use this code when transporting a patient with reported or suspected Monkey Pox and the wearing of PPE on this response through the fields on eOther.03, eOther.04, eOther.05 and eOther.06.
NYS is urging all ePCR Software Vendors and Agencies to activate this ICD-10 value in their ePCR systems in order to allow for accurate documentation of these encounters and notifying their EMS agency clients of the proper procedure to complete the documentation.
If you have any questions on this please reach out to email@example.com and a member of the DI team will reply back to you.
Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT
Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit
EMS Data Manager
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems