Information on Coding from the AAFP

CMS has released the final HIPAA-mandated code set implementation date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) as October 1, 2015.

Note: CMS announced in July 2015 that it will grant a one-year grace period for the ICD-10 transition. This means that while the implementation date is still October 1, Medicare claims will not be denied based on which diagnosis code was selected as long as the physician submits an ICD-10 code from an appropriate family of codes. More »

The AAFP has created tools to assist practices with the preparation and change to this new system.


Frequently Asked Questions About ICD-10
Get the answers to your ICD-10 questions with our FAQ.

ICD-10 Timeline(1 page PDF)
A timeline to assist physicians in preparing the transition to ICD-10, including assessing, budgeting, planning, communicating, training, implementing and monitoring.

ICD-10 Cost Calculator(1 page XLS)
Use this tool to calculate how much it will cost to implement ICD-10 in your practice.

ICD-10: You Can Start Small  

ICD-10 has almost 70,000 codes, but you don’t need to know them all. Start with this infographic from CMS to help with your implementation.

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The ICD-10 Bundle pairs the ICD-9 to ICD-10 Referential Flash Cards: Top 823 Primary Code Diagnoses and ICD-10 Educational Series to provide a comprehensive roadmap to a smooth ICD-10 conversion.

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