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ICD-10 Coding

The 10th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) is an international standard for the definition of medical conditions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requires that ICD-10 codes are used to report medical diagnosis and inpatient procedures. Physicians, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and hospital outpatient departments—among other providers—will continue to use the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) to report outpatient procedures.*

ICD-10 in the Bulletin

ICD-10 Crosswalk for General Surgery

The ICD-10 Crosswalk for General Surgery is developed by the ACS and may be used as a basic guide for comparing a selection of common general surgery procedures between ICD-9 and ICD-10. Note that accurate coding is the responsibility of the provider. This crosswalk is intended only as a resource to assist in the billing process.

CMS Resources Flyer

The CMS Resources Flyer contains links to all of the CMS-related ICD-10 information.

ACS Coding Hotline

The ACS coding hotline can assist with answering ICD-10 coding questions.

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