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List of Valid ICD-10-CM Codes

CMS has posted a complete list of the 2016 ICD-10-CM valid codes and code titles on the 2016 ICD-10-CM and GEMs web page


. The file is named icd10cm_codes_2016.txt. This file will be useful for physician offices and other providers who want to check to make sure that they are reporting all characters in a valid ICD-10-CM code. The codes are listed in tabular order (the order found in the ICD-10-CM code book). This list should assist providers who are unsure if additional characters are needed, such as the addition of a 7th character in order to arrive at a valid code.

A similar list of the 2016 ICD-10-PCS valid codes and code titles is available on the 2016 ICD-10 PCS and GEMs web page. The file is named icd10pcs_codes_2016.txt.

Use of Unspecified Codes in ICD-10-CM

CMS has a number of resources that explain unspecified codes and how they should be used in ICD-10-CM:

• MLN Matters® Article SE1518, “Information and Resources for Submitting Correct ICD-10 Codes to Medicare”


 • ICD-10 Basics MLN Connects National Provider Call - Call Materials from August 22, 2013

•More ICD-10 Coding Basics MLN Connects Call - Call Materials from June 4, 2014

• ICD-10 Coding Basics MLN Connects Video - January 2014


• Coding for ICD-10-CM: More of the Basics MLN Connects Video - December 2014 Visit the ICD-10 Medicare Fee-For-Service Provider Resources web page for a complete list of Medicare Learning Network educational materials


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Anonymous said...

One can get a free download of the icd-10 from the World Healh Organization (the agency that does the ICDs) website. You can either use it as an e copy or download and file/print it. You can also download specific portions of it instead of the whole when your billing is specialized such as as mental health. The web site is www.who.int

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