External Resources for More Information on ICD-10

The website links below have been selected by members of the ICD-10 communications team to provide additional tips and information. The first three offer the greatest supply of general information. Professional associations also give some general information but tend to focus on how their members will be affected.

For there are also Youtube videos on ICD-10 implementation prepared by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).


Government Sites

From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. An all-purpose site, it includes a "countdown to compliance" clock, articles on implementation, the latest news on the topic, email updates and instructional videos.

Also from the CMS and aimed at small physician practices, the site includes a wealth of information (some of it duplicated from the other CMS site), including advice from "physician champions" on how to deal with the change, links to information tailored to various subspecialties and links to webcasts, videos and more.

From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, several background articles and comparisons of ICD-9 and ICD-10.

From the World Health Organization, explanations and background on ICD from its inception to today, and a look to the future, from a global perspective.

Commercial sites

This free site takes the current ICD-9 and HCPCS medical billing codes and adds 5.3+ million links to quickly find medical coding information.

This reference website contains all of the official American ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) and ICD-10-PCS (procedure) medical billing codes. Use this site to search for any code, and to discover how the structure of the new coding set works. From a privately run website that tracks the health care industry, articles going back several years about ICD-10 that include commentary, news and background. Organization-based sites

From the American Hospital Association, a series of articles, including the AHA's advocacy regarding ICD-10 and many details of related legislation, with a focus on how it affects hospitals. Several downloadable guidebooks.

From the American Medical Association. Type in ICD-10 in the search field of the home page for a series of articles, including the AMA's advocacy regarding ICD-10 and many details of related lawsuits and legislation, with a focus on how it affects doctors. Includes a catalog of guidebooks for sale. From the Journal for Nurse Practitioners, a long list of articles from the NP perspective; usually an abstract, with membership or payment required to see the full text. From the American Association of Professional Coders, a wide range of information and instructions on the new coding and its implementation, from a coder's perspective and primarily focused on training, with some videos and a place to submit questions; some of the material must be purchased. From the American Academy of Physician Assistants, several articles about how the change will affect PAs, plus links to other sites, many of which are listed above. From WebPT, a private site devoted to the physical therapy industry, several articles on how the coding change will affect PTs. From the American Nurses Association, with one major article about the coding change's effect on nurses. This link to the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, has a handful of articles on the same topic.