ICD-9 to ICD-10 Transition

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the implementation date for ICD-10, HIMSS remains committed to providing the industry with the tools and resources to ensure successful transition. The HIMSS ICD-10 PlayBook contains tools, guidelines, and information to help with your ICD-10 implementation.

ICD-10 Playbook

The ICD-10 PlayBook provides critical information, resources, and toolkits to assist hospitals, ambulatory centers, practitioners, and their staff in transitioning to ICD-10.

Recent Additions to the ICD-10 Playbook

ICD-10 Coalition Capitol Hill Briefing September 2014 - September 2014
The Coalition for ICD-10 hosted a Capitol Hill briefing for House and Senate Congressional healthcare staffers on September 23, 2014 that featured a panel of speakers representing a broad spectrum of the healthcare community. Physicians, hospital executives, physician office managers, researchers and health plans all urged the adoption of the ICD-10 coding update in October 2015. Here are three slide presentations from this briefing we thought you might find especially relevant.

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange August 2014 ICD-10 Survey Results - September 2014
WEDI has been conducting ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS (ICD-10) readiness surveys since 2009 to gauge the status of industry progress and has recently completed analysis of the August 2014 survey. This survey used an abridged set of questions similar to the last three surveys, aimed mostly at status rather than approaches to compliance.

ICD-10 Readiness Guide - September 2014
This guide is intended for three key audiences: providers, clearinghouses and payers, to use as a supplement to the HIMSS ICD-10 Testing Guide published in June 2014.

20 ICD-10 Imperatives in 20 Months - July 2014
View this Infographic from the Advisory Board Company for a glimpse at a 20 month timeline for ICD-10 Implementation.

Corporate Member Whitepapers

As a benefit of membership, HIMSS Corporate Members are invited to share thought leadership pieces on topics of their choice. The views and opinions expressed in these White Papers are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of HIMSS.

View Corporate Member White Papers related to the ICD-10 Transition.

ICD-10 National Pilot Program

The ICD-10 National Pilot Program, an industry-wide healthcare collaborative effort co-led by HIMSS and WEDI, was established in 2013 to develop a standard set of testing scenarios for the healthcare community and to identify an "asynchronous" testing model for small and large organizations who must test for ICD-10. The goal is for you to begin testing early and remediate your systems well in advance of the compliance date.

Get Involved - ICD-10 Task Force

If you are interested in joining the HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force, contact Joanne Bartley

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CMS Calls ICD-10 Testing Successful

CMS has released ICD-10 testing results.

International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) Acknowledgement Testing and End-to-End Testing (FAQ)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering acknowledgement testing for current submitters to prepare for the October 1, 2015 compliance date of ICD-10.


There are many ways that you can and should prepare for the ICD-10 transition. One key area that should not be overlooked is the review of Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) to identify potential areas of concern that may impact your organization.

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