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Code Updates You Should Know!

We have some updated codes we thought were important for you to know.  The most significant coding update for most chiropractic and physical therapy clinics are:

Add:  G44.86– Cervicogenic Headache
Note:  When using the G44.86, you should also include an associated cervical spine condition, if known.

Add:  M54.50– Low back pain, unspecified

Add:  M54.51– Vertebrogenic low back pain

Add:  M54.59– Other low back pain

DO NOT USE: M54.5- Low back pain
Note: M54.50M54.51 or M54.59 is your replacement code.  You will most commonly use M54.59 when replacing the M54.5.

As we scanned through the list of new/deleted/updated codes we wanted to limit the number of codes to avoid overwhelming our clients, so we went through and created a list of the coding updates we felt were most significant.  Please take a moment and look them over and save them for future reference.

If you are wondering about any other codes, please reach out to us and we would be happy to help you.

Please note, the new codes are not effective until October 1st, 2021.  All services prior to October 1st, must still bill with the old codes.

Money Tree Billing Clients: If you are unsure of how to add the codes to our software and/or how to only start using the new codes after October 1st, please connect with your Money Tree Billing Client Contact to help you through the process.



“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

 -Mark Twain


Today’s workplace isn’t set up to support distraction-free deep/hard work. We’re distracted by so many emails, meetings, staff, patients, and family that we don’t have the time or space to focus on our most significant tasks.

Eat The Frog requires us to push back against all those distractions — both external (others interrupting us) and internal (us interrupting ourselves) — and prioritize the actions that are most significant and will bring us closer to our goals.  Let’s review why this concept is so effective!


Eat The Frog asks you to put your agenda first before any other requests come in to derail your day.


Eat The Frog forces you to focus on less, even when you know you can do more. Any day that you eat your frog is a good day. We feel good when we follow through on the things we intended to do, which in turn makes it easier to continue doing them. When you experience a win first thing in the morning, you’re more likely to build momentum and good vibes to carry you through the rest of your workday.


We all know intuitively that not all work hours are created equal. The first hour of the morning when your energy and willpower are high is WAY more productive than the hour after lunch when all you want to do is curl up and take a nap. Eat the Frog ensures that you’re using your best hours to do your most mentally taxing work and leaves less significant tasks for times when you’ve already exhausted your brain power for the day.


Eat The Frog is a simple method anyone can fall back on at any time with very little time or mental resources required. And it’s almost universally applicable.  No matter your job, goals, or circumstances, we all must contend with our limited time and energy.


  1. Choose your frog
  2. Complete it in 1-3 hours
  3. Continue the concept daily
  4. If necessary, break it down into 4 frogs to accomplish ¼ each day

***Watch our video for a fun visual on Eat the Frog!***

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