The CDC has released a series of downloads for the 2014 update of the ICD-10-CM (diagnosis codes). Each download features an addendum file that details the latest content changes for the 2014 release, and this year they’ve made PDF and XML file formats available. Click here to access the list of downloads.
A couple of things to note:
- Some downloads are in a compressed zip format, which is a file type where many files are compressed together into one download. If you right-click the file and select “extract,” you can uncompress all the downloads and choose where all the individual files will save to your computer.
- Although this ICD-10-CM release is available for viewing, the codes in ICD-10-CM are not currently valid for use yet, because the mandatory implementation date isn’t until October 1, 2015.
- The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), under authorization from the World Health Organization, anticipates further updates to ICD-10-CM prior to implementation. Thus, anything you download now is bound to change in some form before October 2015.
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