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Dynamic Chiropractic – December 1, 2019, Vol. 37, Issue 12

Code Changes for 2020

By Samuel A. Collins
You are indeed correct that ICD-10 coding makes its updates on Oct. 1 for the following year. This means the codes actually update on that date and any date of service on or after Oct. 1 must use the new or updated code to be valid. CPT codes or procedure codes actually do not update or become effective until Jan. 1. It is important to understand this distinction, the dates of enactment, and adjust your billing protocols accordingly each year as applicable. 

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