Chiropractic Diagnostic Coding


 

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2023 ICD-10-CM Code Changes

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QMC QCC CMCS CPC CMRS

In 2022 there were 159 new codes; the 2023 ICD-10-CM code update includes 1,176 new, 28 revised, and 287 deleted codes, a substantial change from last year. The 2023 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023, and for patient encounters from ...

Five Major ICD-10-CM Changes That Can Effect Your Organization

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Have you had a chance to review the new ICD-10-CM codes for FY 2022? Did you know that many payers do not want to see unspecified codes when there is a possibility for better data? How adept are you at assigning and sequencing COVID-19 codes? Take a minute to review 5 of the major changes to the FY2022 ICD-10-CM code updates and claim your chance to watch our most recent webinar where we review the newest code updates.

ICD-10-CM Cracks Down on the Use of "Unspecified" in the 2021 Official Guidelines

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

We always knew there would come a day when payers would look down on an "unspecified" diagnosis code and possibly even deny it or delay payment until a review of the record could be performed. ICD-10-CM was adopted by the U.S. for data analytics, which cannot be accurate if unspecified codes are reported when the documentation verifies greater specificity. Join us for a look at the many guideline changes to ICD-10-CM, a review of the newest code changes and suggestions on documentation improvement to elevate coding protocols.

Watch out for New ICD-10-CM Codes

by  Wyn Staheli, Director of Content - innoviHealth

New ICD Codes for: Low Back Pain, Cervicogenic Headache, Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), and Social Determinations of Health (SDOH). These codes became effective on October 1, 2021.

Chronic Pain Coding Today & in the Future

by  Wyn Staheli, Director of Content - innoviHealth

Properly documenting and coding chronic pain can be challenging. As is commonly the case with many conditions, over the years, there has been a shift in the identification of different types of pain, including chronic pain. Understanding where we are now and where we are going will help your organization prepare for the future by changing documentation patterns now.

ICD-11 — What’s Happening?

by  Wyn Staheli, Director of Content - innoviHealth

ICD-11 is officially released, but what does that mean for diagnosis coding in the United States? What's really different? This article discusses what has been happening with ICD-11, some interesting things to note about it, as well as links to other important information.

MEGA - NCCI Edit Changes - WHO Knew?

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QMC QCC CMCS CPC CMRS

There was no huge announcement when CMS released new files in April. The files that were released on April 7, 2020, actually replaced files to update the NCCI edits on Procedure to Procedure (PTP) edits and Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE).  The updated files included; 291,902 Deleted Procedure to Procedure (PTP) edits 197  Deleted Medically Unlikely ...

"What is the ICD-10 code for...?" - Search Smarter With Find-A-Code Tools

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Do you still find yourself searching the internet for an ICD10 code? Medical coders often type into their search engine, what is the ICD10 code for ... and a specific diagnosis code, to avoid repeatedly dragging out the incredibly large ICD10 codebook. Ironically, some of the most commonly searched ICD10 diagnoses include: ...

Q/A: Did Noridian Stop Covering the M99.0- Codes?

by  Wyn Staheli, Director of Content - innoviHealth

Question: I heard that Medicare Noridian Jurisdiction F (Alaska) has been denying claims with M99.00, M99.01, M99.02, M99.03 etc codes when billed with the CMT CPT codes. Did Medicare change their policy?

Hypertension & ICD-10

by  Raquel Shumway

Hypertensive Diseases and ICD-10. Helps and examples for these codes.

What is Medical Necessity and How Does Documentation Support It?

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

We recently fielded the question, “What is medical necessity and how do I know if it's been met?" The AMA defines medical necessity as: It is important to understand that while the AMA provides general guidance on what they consider medically necessary services, these particular coding guidelines are generic and may be ...

Pain Codes in ICD-10-CM

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QMC QCC CMCS CPC CMRS

When coding with ICD-10-CM, pain codes can be found in different sections: The Body System affected or site-specific pain codes, such as Low Back Pain M54.5, can be found in Chapter 13. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal system (M00-M99). Other examples might be ocular pain H57.1, found in Chapter 7. Diseases of ...

Coding Clinic Officially Defines Spondylolisthesis and Disc Disorder

by  Wyn Staheli, Director of Content - innoviHealth

The Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS is a quarterly newsletter published by the American Hospital Association's Central Office (AHA). The information they publish is a joint effort of several organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the Centers for Medicare and ...

2019 Code Changes are Just Around the Corner - Are You Ready?

by  Wyn Staheli, Director of Content - innoviHealth

The leaves are beginning to change and it’s time once again for the annual code changes for 2019. ICD-10-CM codes are out and will be effective October 1, 2018. CPT code changes also just came out and will be effective January 1, 2019. The ChiroCode DeskBook and ICD-10-CM Coding for Chiropractic books have been ...

Traumatic Subluxation Coding Controversy

by  Wyn Staheli, Director of Content - innoviHealth

There has been some controversy over the use of the ICD-10-CM subluxation codes commonly referred to as traumatic (S13.1-, S23.1-, and S33.1-). Are they appropriate for chiropractors to use? The answer to that question is complicated. The problem basically lies in the lack of official guidance and differing opinions on ...

Coding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by  Wyn Staheli, Director of Content - innoviHealth

Q: In order to code carpal tunnel syndrome G56.01 or G56.02, does there need to be documentation that nerve conduction (EMG testing) has been performed to confirm the diagnosis?
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ICD-10-CM Changes Effective October 1, 2019 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Are you aware of the ICD-10-CM code changes set take effect as of October 1, 2020? Do any of them apply to your organization? Which of them will be assigned as an HCC? What are the documentation and coding guidelines applicable to them and which guidelines are changing or being ...

Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT) Coding and Documentation (Part 1) 

by  Evan M. Gwilliam, DC MBA CPC CCPC CPC-I QCC MCS-P CPMA CMHP AAPC Fellow

The most used codes in chiropractic are 98940, 98941, 98942, and 98943. In this webinar, Dr. Gwilliam will go over the fundamentals of these codes and make sure you are proficient with them. They probably play a bigger part of your practice than any other code, so it is worth it to make sure you are reporting them correctly. By the end of this presentation you will be able to diagnose, document, and code properly for CMT, as well as avoid common mistakes.

ICD-10-CM Updates for the Auditor, a NAMAS webinar 

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ICD-10-CM Updates for the Auditor, a NAMAS webinar

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