This year sees one change that will impact acupuncture providers coding for headache. The code for headache (R51) has been deleted or replaced.
Welcome to your billing and coding weekly solutions by American Acupuncture Council Network (AAC).
Are there any 2021 updates to ICD-10 diagnosis codes impacting your acupuncture claims?
The answer is Yes! In fact there will be over 72,000 codes in ICD-10CM (clinical modification) which includes 490 additions, 58 deletions and 47 revisions.
This year sees one change that will impact acupuncture providers coding for headache. The code for headache (R51) has been deleted or replaced. There will be two new codes to replace it:
R51.0: Headache with orthostatic component, not elsewhere classified.
R51.9: Headache, unspecified.
Did you know 2021 updates to ICD-10 diagnosis codes that will affect your acupuncture claims were updated on October 1, 2020? You would have as an AAC info network client!
This means any date of service or billing on or after October 1st must include the new and revised code or it will be denied.
Remember, billing with incorrect acupuncture CPT and ICD codes can lead to claim rejections and delays in payments, which can have a devastating impact on generating revenue and keeping you in business.
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