Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

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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 Takes Effect”

The future is coming quickly as the ICD requirements go from version 9 to version 10. This will become effective in October, 2014. Although that seems VERY far away, it isn't and shortly you will be inundated from every vendor in creation trying to sell you their stuff, so be careful. The codes are all new and the changes are sweeping. Medicode is already training specialists and large medical groups and hospitals have been training coding specialists for quite some time now to be able to implement the changes.
The Academy of Chiropractic, in order to change with the times, has also been training to be able to guide you through the transition. We have been taking courses and getting certified in coding. Last week, Dr. Owens became a certified professional coder and I have taught medical coding at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Health Sciences and Technology. Between the 2 of us, there is a vast amount of training and experience. We are preparing to bring you to compliance starting in October, 2012, giving you 1 year to acquire the requisite education. We will be creating consultations for training you. Remember the 6 P's and prepare to be prepared!

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