American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
July 15, 2013

CMS to Host Free Call on ICD-10 Basics

On August 22, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. EDST, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a call to offer a keynote presentation on ICD-10 basics by Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). You must preregister online to receive the call-in information. Please register early as space is limited.

If you cannot attend the live session, you can access the presentation afterwards on the CMS Medicare National Provide Calls webpage.


  • Benefits of ICD-10
  • Similarities and differences from ICD-9
  • Coding
    • Basics of finding a diagnosis code
    • Placeholder "x"
    • External cause of injury codes
    • Type of encounter
  • Training needs and timelines
  • Resources for coding and training
  • National implementation issues

Please note that this is not an ASHA-sponsored call. For assistance with registration, e-mail


Beginning October 1, 2014, providers will be required to use the new ICD-10 system, which will replace the current ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification). The new ICD-10 will include the ICD-10-CM (clinical modification) for diagnosis codes and the ICD-10-PCS (procedure coding system) for inpatient hospital procedures.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the new ICD-10 classification system because the ICD-9 is running out of codes. ICD-10 will allow for more codes and greater specificity, which is expected to lead to improved data tracking of the incidence and prevalence of disease.

CMS Resource

Official CMS Industry Resource for the ICD-10 Transition

ASHA Resources

For questions regarding ICD-10, please contact the health care economics and advocacy team at

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