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 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