International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10)

The transition to ICD-10 is necessary due to the data limitations ICD-9 produces related to patients’ conditions and hospital inpatient procedures. ICD-9 is outdated, inconsistent with current medical practice and limits the creation of new codes. ICD-10 provides an expanded set of diagnosis (ICD-10-CM) and procedure (ICD-10-PCS) codes to keep pace with medical and technological advances. To learn more about ICD-10, please read the ICD-10 Frequently Asked Questions.

News and Announcements
  • Key Contact Information for the ICD-10 Group: 1-800-338-7909 (toll-free), 515-256-4609 (if calling in Des Moines), (Email)

  • WEDI Releases News White Paper on ICD-10 Testing for Small Providers: The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) released a new white Paper, “ICD-10 Testing for Small Providers”. This white paper provides physician practices with a starting point for ICD-10 testing by focusing on primary considerations and steps for external testing with payers to ensure compliance with the October 1, 2015 implementation date. Download the white paper.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions document for answers to the most commonly encountered questions involving IME ICD-10. 

Iowa Medicaid ICD-10 Informational Letters
Read the latest IME informational letters that have been published regarding ICD-10 implementation.

Iowa Medicaid ICD-10 Provider Readiness Survey
The IME conducted and will continue to conduct periodic surveys to assess the readiness of IME providers prior to the October 1, 2015 launch date of ICD-10. Below are the results of previous surveys.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 Resources
CMS provides extensive information, tools and resources for implementing ICD-10. Go to the CMS "Quick Reference" webpage to find a wealth of information and resources on ICD-10.