Dr. Glen Mitchell, Chief Medical Officer at Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis, discusses the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The United States has put off this migration a few times before, but this time it looks certain that we begin to use this improved system in 2013. The changes are far-reaching enough that it will take that long to successfully perform the planning and execution needed for success. Dr. Mitchell addresses the benefits of ICD-10 and steps that should be taken for efficient and effective implementation of this new disease and procedure coding process. The interview was conducted by Dr. Kevin W. McEnery, Associate Division Head and Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.