Avoid issues that can cost you money and compliance visits when coding ICD-10 for cervical strains and sprains for patient visits.
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Coding Keys | The ICD-10 codes changed for 2017 and include 1,974 311 deleted codes, and 425 revised codes. Most chiropractors, fortunately, are only affected by about 70 of these changes—none of which are groundbreaking. But you should be aware of these changes because using deleted codes will result in denied claims.
Coding Keys | The sky didn’t fall, but make adjustments now to stay ahead of the curve. Now that the dust has settled after the October 1, 2015, implementation date for ICD-10, we are beginning to see what some of the problems and misconceptions regarding ICD-10 are really about.
In chiropractic circles, there has been much nervous hand-wringing and chatter about how the new system might impact the profession. Fearful that ICD-10 would be too burdensome, or worse yet, unfairly single out chiropractic, some practices made the decision to switch to cash only. Unfortunately, a handful of others closed their doors completely.