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The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard coding system for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes, including the analysis of the general health situation of population groups, in World Health Organization member states. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems.

On October 1, 2014, everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), must implement ICD-10 for medical coding, replacing ICD-9, which has been used in the U.S. for 30 years. The updated version provides more detailed classification about patients’ medical conditions and hospital inpatient procedures and is expected to reduce coding errors. 

The change does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures.

Learn more: ICD-10 (World Health Organization) | ICD-10 (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

Resources for Safety Net Providers

ICD-10 Overview and Implementation (American Health Information Management Association)

On-Demand Webinar

Preparing Safety Net Providers for ICD-10
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services staff provide a comprehensive overview of the transition to ICD-10 and offer resources and strategies tailored to meet the needs of health care safety net providers. Recorded 08/23/2013

Slide Presentation (PDF - 5.7 MB)


None scheduled at this time.