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10/10/2016

Important ICD-10 Code Changes Now in Place

October 1 Brought New Changes to ICD-10… Are YOU Ready?

The ICD-10-CD code set, which was put into use October 1, 2015, has been updated, with some codes being eliminated and new ones being introduced. This is very important information for you! If you use a code that has been eliminated, it can result in your claims being denied!


Most of these changes will not apply to chiropractors, but there are some changes that could put your reimbursement at risk if you don’t adjust your coding. The easiest way to find these new codes, and determine whether they will affect your office, is from our friends at ChiroCode Institute. They have a list of the 70 code changes most likely to impact chiropractic offices.


To print a copy of this list:

  • Go to www.chirocode.com
  • Click on “Blogs” from the top menu
  • Click on “Top ICD-10 Code Changes for Chiropractors in 2017”
  • Print the list

In addition, ChiroCode has a free webinar on the changes available on their website. 

Medicare LCD 

In addition, Wisconsin Physicians Services (WPS) has published an updated Medicare Local Carrier Determination (LCD) that incorporates these new codes. You can access this new version of the LCD on the MAC website. Just go to www.chiromi.com and click on “Medicare LCD Effective 10/1/2016 [Includes ICD-10].” It can also be accessed through WPS’s Medicare site, www.wpsmedicare.com.


Just like the evolution of the ICD-9 code set that was replaced by ICD-10, the ICD-10 code set will continue to evolve. You can expect that there will be small changes to the code set every October 1st. We will keep you updated!