The New Acupuncture ICD-10 Codes

Did you actually think this day would come? We are now a few short days until the Oct 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM compliance date.

Starting Oct 1st, we, the medical community, have a hard stop and an immediate switch over from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM. Yikes!

As many of you know, ICD is short of International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. What an acronym! ICD-10 is a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is now in the 10th revision.

We are going from 13,000 codes in ICD-9 to 68,000 codes in ICD-10. Double yikes!

One of the main drivers for ICD-10 is the ability to be more granular and specific with the diagnosis and to more clearly convey the conditions being treated.

In addition, with ICD-9, we have run out of the ability to create new codes and so, the ICD-10 definition will allow us to create an expandable number of codes to support future needs.

Many resources exist online to take existing ICD-9 codes and convert them to ICD-10 codes. Google it.

However, there didn’t seem to be a list of common acupuncture ICD-10 codes that you can print out and place on the wall.

So, I created one and hopefully you’ll find it useful. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but a starting point and reference. The PDF can be downloaded from the link below.

Download The New Acupuncture ICD-10 Codes

Questions? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear how this blog post helped you.

Minto Tsai

P.S. If this helped you, please Like, Share, email… all the social network love you can give!