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*Update*: On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.
New: ICD-10 Code Mapping Tool
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. Purchase here.
Other Helpful Tools
Online Training – ICD-10 Implementation for the Chiropractic Clinic (ACA Members only)
Online Training – ICD-10 Implementation for the Chiropractic Clinic (Non-ACA Members)
ICD-10-CM Toolkit – Step-by-Step Implementation Resource Guide (ACA Members only)
ICD-10-CM Toolkit – Step-by-Step Implementation Resource Guide (Non-ACA Members)
ICD-10 Coding for Chiropractic - coding resource manual endorsed by ACA
ICD-10-CM implementation deadline is October 1, 2014
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.
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.
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