The 2019 codes have been published and now are included in with the AAC Info Network. Note these codes can be found by doing a search with “10-1-2018” and this will provide the codes are that are being added, deleted or changed for 2019 specific to acupuncture providers.

The codes are effective 10-1-2018 and are based on the date of service and not the dates billed. For services on or after October 1, the new codes must be used.

The most prominent and likely common code is for Myalgia which M79.1 was deleted with new codes M79.10 to M79.18

Additionally, there is also a new code for postpartum depression with a distinction from puerperal (postpartum) psychosis

2019 ICD10-CM Updates
71,704 codes in ICD10-CM2018
71,932 codes in ICD10-CM 2019
279 additions
51 deletions
143 revisions

M79.1 Myalgia (deleted 10-1-2018)
New codes
M79.10 Myalgia, unspecified site
M79.11 Myalgia of mastication muscle
M79.12 Myalgia of auxiliary muscles, head, and neck
M79.18 Myalgia, other site
Type 1 excludes (do not code together)
• Fibromyalgia M79.7
• Myositis M60.

F53 Puerperal psychosis (deleted 10-1-2018)
New codes
F53.0 Postpartum depression
F53.1 Puerperal psychosis

G710 Muscular dystrophy (deleted 10-1-2018)
New codes
G71.00 Muscular dystrophy, unspecified
G71.01 Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy
G71.02 Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
G71. 09 Other specified muscular dystrophies

H57.8 Other specified disorders of eye and adnexa (deleted 10-1-2018)
New codes
H57.811 Brow ptosis, right (drooping or falling upper eyelid)
H57.812 Brow ptosis, left (drooping or falling upper eyelid)
H57.813 Brow ptosis, bilateral (drooping or falling upper eyelid)
H57.819 Brow ptosis, unspecified (drooping or falling upper eyelid)
H57.89 Other specified disorders of eye and adnexa


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