ICD-10-CM Implementation

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ICD-10-CM Resources



The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD- 10-CM) implementation date was October 1, 2015. The AAP continues to develop resources to assist members in implementing the new diagnostic classification system. 

Listed on this page are both AAP and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) resources. As a reminder that the ICD-10-CM code set is updated every October 1 - with rare exceptions when updates are made on April 1. 

AAP Resources

BMI Code Denials Due to Age - Appeal Leatter​

External Cause of Injury Coding in ICD-10-CM

FAQ for Coding Encounters in ICD-10-CM

Examples Include:

  • Encounter for Routine Health Exams
  • Encounter for Vaccines
  • Coding for Injuries
  • Tobacco Exposure

Coding for Preventive Medicine Services in ICD-10-CM​​


Newborn Hospital Care Coding Superbill for ICD-10-CM ​​

ICD-10-CM Pediatric Office Superbill

Have ICD-10-CM Questions? Contact the AAP Coding Hotline​.

CMS Resources
Road To Ten

CMS Billing FAQ

Built with the help of small practice physicians, "Road to 10" is a no-cost tool that will help you:

  • Get an overview of ICD-10 by accessing the links on the left
  • Explore Specialty References by selecting a specialty below
  • BUILD YOUR ACTION PLAN to create your personal action plan as you prepare for the transition!


Fact Sheet- Introduction to ICD-10

Fact Sheet- Basics for Small and Rural Practices

Guide- Introduction to ICD-10: A Guide for Providers
This is an in-depth resource that will help your practice prepare for the transition to ten. Specifically it will assist you with your progress, analysis of codes, business process, documentation, communicating with all external vendors that will handle your ICD-10 claims, implementation, testing and much more!

The recommendations in this publication do not indicate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as a standard of medical care. Variations, taking into account individual circumstances, may be appropriate. This content is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to constitute financial or legal advice. A financial advisor or attorney should be consulted if financial or legal advice is desired.
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