ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Apr 23, 2017

Procedure Terms used in “Osteopathic”

Osteopathic procedure codes have a first character value of “7”. The body system character contains the value anatomical regions. There is only one root operation in the osteopathic section.

  • Treatment: Manual treatment to eliminate or alleviate somatic dysfunction and related disorders

The 4th character specifies the body region on which the osteopathic manipulation is performed. The approach for osteopathic manipulations is always External. The sixth character specifies the method by which the manipulation is accomplished. The seventh character is not specified in the osteopathic section and always has the value No Qualifier.


Terms for Osteopathic

External
When used as Approach
Procedures performed directly on the skin or mucous membrane and procedures performed indirectly by the application of external force through the skin or mucous membrane
Treatment
Manual treatment to eliminate or alleviate somatic dysfunction and related disorders

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.