Today is October 8, 2021. Have you not noticed your claims are being rejected by your practice management clearinghouse as "Invalid ICD-10 Code"?
ICD-10 Pain Management Code M54.5 Deleted Effective October 1, 2021!
Yes?! Well, it is because the ICD-10 code M54.5 for Low Back Pain is now deleted effective all date of service from October 1, 2021!
So make sure you are aware of this and correct your claims by choosing the billable and appropriate ICD-10 code that will describe your deleted code M54.5.
Belo are some potential code replacements that you can use beginning October 1, 2021
New Codes you can potentially use:
Remember that when changes like this happens, this is not just for CMS Medicare claims but it applies to all commercial payers (at least the big insurance payers!).
Read more about this updates and change by clicking here https://www.cms.gov/medicare/icd-10/2022-icd-10-cm
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ms. Pinky Maniri-Pescasio is the Founder of GoHealthcare Consulting. She is a National Speaker on Practice Reimbursement and a Physician Advocate. She has served the Medical Practice Industry for more than 25 years as a Professional Medical Practice Consultant.