ICD-10 Updates, Technical Consortiums and Related Documentation

Information related to the ICD10 Project including scheduled Technical Consortium Meetings and related materials, and general ICD10 Project updates is provided below. This page will be updated as needed so please continue to refer to it for the latest information related to AHCCCS’ implementation of this initiative.

AHCCCS ICD10 project and information will be posted as finalized. Any questions related to the AHCCCS ICD10 project should be directed to Lori Petre at lori.petre@azahcccs.gov


AHCCCS received the communication below from CMS on Monday 5/5. It is AHCCCS’s intent, as previously communicated, to continue to pursue finalization of our ICD10 system changes and to utilize the delay to expand the External Testing window afforded to our Trading Partners. This intent is reflected in the revised Project Milestones as reflected below. As additional information is received from CMS, further communications will occur as appropriate.


“On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.”

ICD-10 Overview

ICD-10 replaces the current ICD-9 coding for the classification of disease or health condition, symptoms, and causes, used by hospitals, providers, and others, and is required to be implemented for outpatient dates of service or inpatient dates of discharge on and after 10/1/2015. It is AHCCCS intent to implement fully integrated "native" processing of ICD10 code sets and fully review and remediate all impacted policies, rules and processes.

ICD-10 FAQ’s (revisions in progress as applicable to revised timeline)

Sign up for the AHCCCS ICD10 ListServ (coming soon)

HIPAA Provider/Clearinghouse ICD-10 Consortium Initiative Related Information
Date Documents
5/7/2014 ICD10 Project Milestones - Revised 5-14
1/27/2014 Claims Transaction Testing - Updated 1/23/2012
1/10/2014 Claims Transaction Testing
Testing Calendar
11/13/2012 Updated ICD 10 Project Milestones
11/21/2012 ICD 10 Project Milestones


HIPAA Health Plan/Program Contractor ICD-10 Consortium Meeting Documents and Other Initiative Related Information
Date Documents
5/7/2014 ICD10 Project Milestones - Revised 5-14
4/9/2014
1/27/2014
1/27/2014 Encounters Transaction Testing - Update 1/23/2013
1/10/2014 Encounters Transaction Testing
Testing Calendar
11/13/2012 Updated ICD 10 Project Milestones
4/30/2013
11/19/2012 No Consortium Scheduled until after 1/1/13; Current information will be posted here as it becomes available.
11/21/2012 ICD 10 Project Milestones
11/21/2012 Core Overview
11/21/2012 National Health Plan Id Overview