ICD-10 FAQs

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Where did ICD-9 go?

Why do I need to make this change?

What will happen to my old diagnoses?

 

Where did ICD-9 go?

As of July 1st 2016, SimplePractice removed ICD-9 codes from the system. You won't be able to create new ICD-9 diagnoses after July 1st, 2016.

Why do I need to make this change?

A federally mandated update to ICD codes went into effect on October 1st, 2015. As of October 1st, it is federally required to use ICD-10 diagnosis codes in your client documentation. Use of ICD-9 codes after October 1st, 2015 will likely result in insurance claim denials. Even if you don't file insurance claims, your documentation is required to use ICD-10.


What will happen to my old diagnoses?

Nothing! If you created ICD-9 diagnoses previously, they won't change unless you update them. You won't be able to change previous ICD-9 diagnoses to another iCD-9 diagnosis. If you edit an ICD-9 diagnosis, it will be updated to an ICD-10 code. This is okay because ICD-10 was accepted prior to October 1st, 2015.

 

 

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