ICD-9-CM Updates

A few customers, referring to the ongoing changes to the ICD-9 codes (and the unveiling of ICD-10 planned for October 2015), have expressed concerns about investing in the Chiropractic Paperwork System, fearing that the upcoming changes would make their purchase obsolete.

Relax. Not to worry.

ICD-9-CM Changes

On October 1, 2011 the new (and invalid) codes were approved by the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee, published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2011 were instituted. These are always updated in October of each year.

There were 168 new valid diagnosis codes and 41 revised codes, there are now 32 invalid diagnosis codes and one code has been deleted all together. Plus, there were 19 new procedure codes, 22 revised procedure codes and one procedure code that is no long valid.

These rules have been developed to accompany and complement the official conventions and instructions provided within the ICD-9-CM.

No question, these ongoing changes make it hard for a chiropractor in the field, trying to help patients, to keep up. Thankfully, we've got you covered.

Two Reasons to Buy Now

With the massive changes projected for the 2015 ICD-10-CM code set, it makes you wonder, "Should I invest in the personalized forms of the Paperwork Project?" In a word, yes!

1. We Monitor the Ongoing Changes. Besides the peace of mind of benefiting from over 100 years of combined experience in coding and documentation, when you buy the Paperwork Project, you get the expert analysis of any new or obsolete ICD codes annually, and the action steps necessary to change your documentation.

2. ICD-10. After a false start, you've probably heard that the ICD-10 updates will be coming in October. Time to get your custom forms and familiarize yourself with proper documentation before the coding change. Rest assured we'll update the relevant forms so you remain compliant.

What If I Move My Practice?

Again, no problem. If your circumstances change, making updates to your personalized forms is performed at a nominal hourly rate. Most changes can be accommodated with the nominal $15 - $30 design fee.