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.

ICD-10 Toolkit

*Updated!  ACA's 2nd Edition ICD-10 Toolkit  provides you with detailed, downloadable resources that guide your clinic through the transition process so you will be prepared for ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2015. The Toolkit contains an Implementation Checklist and links to essential companion worksheets so you don’t have to do the work yourself.  The Toolkit is now an even more robust resource for your practice because it has been updated and includes the ICD-10 Mapping Tool which previously was separate.

The Mapping Tool simplifies the conversion of diagnosis codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and includes almost 200 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. 

NOTE: The ICD-10 Code Mapping Tool has been updated and is available as part of the ICD-10 Toolkit.  All providers who previously downloaded the Mapping Tool or the Toolkit were sent an emailed update.

Other Helpful Tools

Code It! - working through these exercises is a good way for your clinic’s team to learn ICD-10 in a hands-on practical way

ICD-10 FAQs - commonly asked ICD-10 questions
Online Training – ICD-10 Implementation for the Chiropractic Clinic - a free introductory webinar for ICD-10

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, 2015 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.


ICD-10 GEM Code Conversion Tool

Convert your ICD-9 codes to the ICD-10 GEM easily by using the Code Conversion Tool.  Just click on the image below to get started.




Introduction to ICD-10

ICD-10 Update - ACA News

Where Are You on the ICD-10 Preparation Timeline?

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

ICD-10 - Take Me to Your Leader

Dual Coding - Friend or Foe?

The "Sixth and Seventh Character" of ICD-10 - What is it?



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.  

2015 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting

Medicare’s Testing Plan for ICD-10 Success



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


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