Submitted by Mario P. Fucinari D.C., CPCO. CPPM. CIC

Every year there are updates to the ICD-10 codes. These codes take effect 10/1/2021. This year’s coding updates that will affect chiropractic claims are listed below: 

M54.5 Low back pain. Loin pain and Lumbago NOS have been deleted from the description

New Code: M54.50 Low back pain, unspecified. This includes Loin pain and Lumbago NOS.

New Code: M54.51 Vertebrogenic low back pain, Low back vertebral endplate pain

New Code: M54.59 Other low back pain

M54.8 Other dorsalgia. Revise low back pain (M54.5) to low back pain (M54.5-)

G44.86  Cervicogenic cephalgia  (Code also the associated cervical spine condition, if known.  Cervicogenic cephalgia is a secondary code.