*Update*:  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on July 31, 2014 issued a rule finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date to transition to ICD-10.

New: ICD-10 Code Mapping Tool

NOTE: The ICD-10 Code Mapping Tool is being updated and will be available as part of the ICD-10 Toolkit in the near future.  All providers who previously downloaded the Mapping Tool will be sent an emailed update.

This code conversion tool simplifies the conversion of diagnosis codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and includes over 150 codes commonly used in chiropractic clinics. Developed in coordination with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), it uses a three-step mapping process to assure accuracy and provides additional helpful code selections and instructional notes. Unlike typical code translators, the Mapping Tool does not simply take the user to the General Equivalence Mappings where the remaining detail must be looked up in the ICD-10 manual. With the exception of a few codes, this Tool guides you to the full detailed mapping in order to help your clinic in the transition to ICD-10, and minimizes staff time in searching for the ICD-10 equivalent for commonly used codes. Be sure to log in with your member username and password to receive the significant member discount. 

Other Helpful Tools

Online Training – ICD-10 Implementation for the Chiropractic Clinic - a free introductory webinar for ICD-10

The ICD-10 Toolkit is being updated and will be available in the near future.  All providers who purchased the Toolkit will receive an emailed update.

ICD-10 Coding for Chiropractic - a coding resource manual endorsed by ACA


ICD-10-CM implementation deadline is October 1, 2015

In January 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The rule requires all HIPAA covered entities to adopt ICD-10-CM for diagnosis coding. ICD-10 compliance means that all HIPAA covered entities must be able to process health care transactions on October 1, 2014 using ICD-10 diagnosis codes. ICD-9 diagnosis codes will no longer be used for any services provided after this date.

Though it seems daunting, the conversion to ICD-10 will enable health care providers to report diagnoses in greater specificity, allowing for more accurate reporting. The ACA’s goal is to ensure members are prepared for and understand ICD-10, so that the transition is as seamless as possible.


ICD-10 Implementation Timeline

This timeline is for example purposes ONLY. Portions of the timeline may take longer than outlined in the above.

Where Are You on the ICD-10 Preparation Timeline?

The ICD-10 "Game Changer"- What to do now?


Medicare contractors issue local coverage determinations (LCDs) that delineate the primary and secondary diagnosis codes that the contractor will accept for claims billed by doctors of chiropractic.  Closer to the date of ICD-10 implementation, contractors will issue updated LCDs delineating acceptable ICD-10 codes for chiropractic claims.  ACA will provide more information about Medicare contractor efforts to transition to ICD-10 in the coming months.  

CMS:  ICD-9 to ICD-10 Conversion



Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:  About ICD-10

World Health Organization:  ICD-10 Online Training

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA):  Choose Your ICD-10 Starting Point

American Association of Professional Coders:  ICD-10 Will Change Everything


ICD-10 GEM Code Conversion Tool

Convert your ICD-9 codes to the ICD-10 GEM easily by using the Code Conversion Tool