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ICD-10 Coding

The 10th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) is an international standard for the definition of medical conditions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has mandated the replacement of the current ICD-9 codes that are used to report medical diagnosis and inpatient procedures with ICD-10 codes. All entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will be required to make the transition to ICD-10 by October 1, 2015.

ICD-10 Factsheet

ICD-10 in the Bulletin

The importance of detailed documentation in ICD-10 (August 2015)

The transition to ICD-10 before October 1 compliance deadline (June 2015)

ACS develops ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk to assist in billing (February 2015)

ICD-10 Timelines and Checklists

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed timelines and checklists for different practice types

ICD-10 Informational Courses

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is offering special ICD-10 informational courses throughout the year. Find out more information on the ICD-10 Training for General Surgery courses.

ICD-10 Crosswalk for General Surgery

The ICD-10 Crosswalk for General Surgery is developed by the ACS and may be used as a basic guide for comparing a selection of common general surgery procedures between ICD-9 and ICD-10. Note that accurate coding is the responsibility of the provider. This crosswalk is intended only as a resource to assist in the billing process.

CMS ICD-10 Implementation Guide

The CMS ICD-10 Implementations Guide is an interactive tool that helps users develop an implementation plan to aid in the transition to ICD-10 based on their practice type.

Road to 10: CMS Resource for Small Physician Practices

The Road to 10 assists small physician practices in creating individual action plans for the ICD-10 transition.

CMS Resources Flyer

The CMS Resources Flyer contains links to all of the CMS-related ICD-10 information.

Other ICD-10 Resources

The ACS coding hotline can assist with answering ICD-10 coding questions.


CMS eHealth University

Healthcare Information Management Systems Society

American Health Information Management Association

American Medical Association

American Hospital Association Central Office

American Academy of Professional Coders