Medical Billing and Coding Healthcare Blog

The American Chiropractic Association has published a new infographic focused in ICD-10 myths.

The infographic, which can be viewed by clicking here, shares several myths, including:

  • Doctors should not waste time on ICD-10 implementation.
  • A bill, if passed, would allow for a transition period of "dual reporting," allowing organizations to bill both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes after the Oct. 1, 2015, compliance date.
  • A bill, if passed, would allow for a grace period of two years, eliminating the need for clinics to invest in training staff on ICD-10 since a provider will be able to use any ICD-10 code and get paid.

The infographic, and an accompanying article, which can be accessed here (pdf), provides the facts that dispel these myths.

To help chiropractors and other providers prepare for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, PGM Billing, a leading provider of chiropractic billing services, has recently launched two resources: an ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion tool and an ICD-10 codes lookup tool. Bookmark these tools for easy access, and be sure to visit the PGM website regularly as we will be publishing many more resources leading up to October 1.

For the most common ICD-9 to ICD-10 chiropractic conversion codes, review the top 25 most common chiropractic ICD 10 codes.

Becker's ASC Review has provided coverage of PGM's recent announcement of the launch of a new ICD-10 Code Lookup Tool.

The column, which can be viewed here, identifies "four quick facts" to know about the new resource.

The ICD-10 codes lookup search engine provides users with the ability to perform ICD-10 code searches to obtain the correct code and description. Users may search using either the complete or partial ICD-10 code as well as any number of keywords to describe the specified code.

Becker's ASC Review is a leading healthcare publication that features general business, legal and clinical guidance on topics relevant to outpatient surgery including joint-ventures, development and expansion, and regulatory and compliance issues; as well as analysis and insight for specialties including bariatrics, orthopedics and spine, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, ENT and anesthesiology. Each of the nine annual issues of the publication reaches a qualified audience of more than 25,000 key ASC leaders, including surgeons, medical directors, directors of surgery and ASC administrators. Further, every ASC in the nation receives Becker's ASC Review.