Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

Quickie Consult 45 OS

From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time.

"ICD-10 Warning"

We are in the service industry. Yes, we help people get well, but so do many others in your community and unless you deliver outstanding customer service you can be assured that your patients will end up in another office.

I have been alerted that because auto carriers do not fall under Federal regulatory authority that they have the legal right to stay with ICD-9. The legal stance is a confirmed fact, but according to many sources, the auto carriers historically fall in line with Federal guidelines regarding coding and description of services.

In addition, I have head RUMOR (not fact) that many auto carriers would not be paying on ICD-10 codes. Therefore, I am strongly urging you to take another step and call every auto and W/C (they, too, do not fall under Federal authority) carrier only ONCE to ensure they are accepting ICD-10.

IF you find any carrier in your state does not accept ICD-10, then let me know.

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