Essential Tools and Resources

ICD-10 Toolkit -  detailed, downloadable resources that guide you through the transition  ICD-10 GEM Code Conversion Tool - convert your ICD-9 codes to the ICD-10 GEM with this tool
ICD-10 FAQs - commonly asked ICD-10 questions ICD-10 Coding for Chiropractic - a coding resource manual endorsed by ACA
ICD-10 Matters - monthly ACA newsletter
Education and Training

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

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

AAPC ICD-10 Readiness Assessement - a means to assess your current documentation in preparation for ICD-10

ACA Sponsored State Trainings - in-person, hands-on training provided through state chirorpactic associations with ACA trainers


ICD-10 Implementation Timeline

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

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


Other Helpful Resources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:  About ICD-10

World Health Organization:  ICD-10 Online Training

Coalition for ICD-10

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