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ICD-10 Code Changes for 2019

ICD-10 Code changes

ICD-10 Code Changes for 2019

Effective October 1, 2018

Code changes are effective 10-1-2018 and based on date of service, not billing date.

New codes must be used for services occurring on or after October 1.

The updated code(s) most affecting chiropractic providers is M79.1 Myalgia, which has been deleted and replaced with a new set of codes as outlined below.


DELETED – M79.1 Myalgia


M79.10 Myalgia, unspecified site (all areas) M79.11 Myalgia of mastication muscle (Cervical area ONLY) M79.12 Myalgia of auxiliary muscles, head and neck – (Cervical area ONLY)

M79.18 Myalgia, other site (Thoracic & Lumbar areas)

These codes have been modified in the Document Plus software for use on the Clinical Exam Forms. They have been released via automatic update and should be available for use as outlined below.

You will need to manually add codes for use on the Daily Notes.

Areas Modified via AUTOMATIC Update:

Clinical Exams:

  • CE3, page 7, Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Myalgia/Myositis

  • CE2, page 4, Cervical Myalgia/Myofascitis

  • CE2, page 4, Thoracic and Lumbar Myalgia/Myositis

Areas You Will Need to MANUALLY Update:

Body Locations Diagnosis Entry (BLDE) screen is now available in the following locations:

  • Daily Notes (DN3, DN4) New Additional bubble

  • Clinical Exam CE3, General - Other 4 bubble

  • CE2, page 4, Lumbosacral Other 2 bubble


  • The Body Location Diagnosis Entry (BLDE) screen can ONLY be customized from the “New Additional” bubble under Assessment, Diagnosis on the Daily Note 3 (DN3) form.

  • The Body Locations Diagnosis Entry (BLDE) screen ONLY needs to be modified ONCE from that location. Updates will then appear in ALL available locations.

Use this STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL to manually add the above listed codes to the Body Locations Diagnosis Entry (BLDE) screen.

If you need assistance, please contact Melanie at 888-588-6648


***If your annual support contract is CURRENT, please use the Step-By-Step Tutorial to add codes for use on Daily Notes OR contact us for assistance.

***If your annual support contract has EXPIRED, please contact a Document Plus representative and renew to ensure that you continue to receive the latest software updates.

Training: 888-588-6648 – Melanie

Support: 800-642-0600 Ext. 201 - Bryan or Mike



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