The Idaho ICD10 Collaborative is comprised of several partner groups: Providers, Payers, Educators, and Health Care Associations.  


The Idaho ICD10 Collaborative supports three workgroups: Communications, Education and Testing.  

Idaho ICD-10 Collaborative Featured in National Publication

April 2014 issue of Journal of AHIMA 

Upcoming Events

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Information on each state's readiness for Worker's Comp related to ICD-10 is available HERE.  

CMS releases Clinical Concepts for Internal Medicine

August 13, 2015
The guide highlights ICD-10 concepts for conditions like chest pain, headache, heart disease, etc and can be accessed HERE.

Status of ICD-10 Readiness in Idaho (Payers)

To check the readiness status of Idaho payers as of May 28, 2015, please visit HERE

CMS Fact Sheet - Transitioning to ICD-10

Feb 25, 2015

To see the Fact Sheet click HERE

Hearing scheduled for February 11, 2015

October 1, 2015: New Compliance Date for Implementing ICD-10

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases. Click here to see rule.

AHIMA Releases Helpful ICD-10-CM/PCS Documentation Tips for the Industry

Oct 13, 2014

To see the article click HERE

Results from WEDI’s ICD-10 Industry Readiness Survey Released  

September 25, 2014

To see the article click HERE  

ICD-10 Myths and Facts

August 2014

This fact sheet provides the following information on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS): compliance date. use of external cause and unspecified codes in ICD-10; responses to myths; and, resources.

Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10

June 6, 2014

CMS has created "Road to 10" which is a no cost tool for small practice physicians to assist with the transition to ICD-10.  These tools will help practices build an action plan for implementation.  To access the "Road to 10" visit:

Idaho Medicaid Recognized for their Testing with Providers

April 29, 2014

Idaho Medicaid recently hit an out-of-the-park home run demonstrating just how well claims adjudication can work at the physician level. Read about how Idaho Medicaid has prepared for the transition to ICD-10 at:

Idaho Medicaid Announcement

April 14, 2014

Idaho Medicaid announced that there will be no impact to the ICD-10 test schedule despite the recent announcement that the ICD-10 compliance date will be delayed by one year.  Molina and Medicaid will continue with the scheduled transition to ICD-10 by 10/1/2014, however, will not begin accepting ICD-10 claims until the industry compliance date of October 1, 2015.

End-to-End Testing

March 14, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the Medicare Learning Network has released MLN Matters Number MM8602 with information on the ICD-10 end-to-end testing process. The article includes detailed instructions for providers and clearinghouses on how to volunteer to be chosen for end-to-end testing with Medicare in July 2014.  If you are interested, the end-to-end testing volunteer form must be completed by March 24, 2014.

Resources to Help Providers (Including Small Practices) Get Ready for ICD-10

March 2014 

CMS has made available many resources to help providers, including small practices, get ready for ICD-10 implementation, to include specialty references and tools to build action plans to meet specific practice needs.  To learn more and access the tools please visit:

Back to School–Resources and Tools to Help Prepare for ICD-10

September 20, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and industry partners have developed many resources to help you get ready for ICD-10. These tools provide information and step-by-step guidance for providers and staff to prepare for a smooth transition. We encourage you to share these resources with all members of your team who are taking part in the transition to ICD-10.   Visit the new Online ICD-10 Implementation Guide available at: 

Institutional Services Split Claims Billing Instructions for Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) Claims that Span the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) Implementation Date

May 31, 2013

In this Special Edition article, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clarifies the policy for processing split claims for certain institutional encounters that span the ICD-10 implementation date (that is, when ICD-9 codes are effective for that portion of the services rendered on September MLN Matters® Number: SE1325 Related Change Request Number: To see MLN Matters®Number: SE1325 please visit: to read more.

Sessions on End-to-End Testing for May

April 23, 2013 (Reprinted from CMS News Updates)

National Government Services (NGS), under contract to CMS, is hosting a series of webinars to gather insights and feedback from the health care industry on end-to-end testing of ICD-10 and other HIPAA administrative simplification requirements.

NGS has posted draft checklists to the End-to-End Testing section of the CMS website for discussion during upcoming webinars. The checklists focus on testing for:

  • Payers
  • Large practices
  • Small practices
  • Vendor to provider testing
  • Vendor to payer testing

 NGS and CMS will further refine these draft checklists based on industry feedback.

CMS and NGS look forward to your feedback. Please register to attend one of the following webinars by emailing [email protected].

Idaho’s ICD-10 Collaborative Updates

March 22, 2013 

The Idaho ICD-10 Collaborative, a state-wide initiative to share educational resources and facilitate communication regarding testing challenges and concerns regarding the ICD-10 implementation process, has recently collected data on Idaho’s ICD-10 readiness.   With implementation slated to go into effect on October 1, 2014, many health care providers are facing preparation, testing and implementation challenges as they prepare for the widespread changes involved.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has set Oct. 1, 2014 as the deadline for health care providers and payers to comply with new International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding standards. ICD-10 is a revision to the ICD-9 system used by health care providers to classify and code all diagnoses, symptoms and procedures documented in clinical care in the United States. This revision encompasses more than 68,000 diagnostic codes, compared to the 13,000 found in ICD-9. It also includes twice as many clinical categories and introduces alphanumeric category classifications for the first time.

Through the Collaborative providers can find resources and will bring together healthcare providers, insurance and benefits plans, and government agencies to communicate the issues and create best practice policies to ease the transition for all of the various organizations involved.  ICD-10 affects clinical practices and payers equally, creating a need for clear communication and coordination.

ICD-10 Mash-up Thrives in Idaho

October 2013

The Idaho ICD-10 Collaborative is featured in national publication "For the Record".  See read the article click:

ICD-10 Training Webinar Video: Navigating ICD-10, the Provider Perspective

December 6, 2013

CMS has released a new recording of an ICD-10 training webinar conducted for the National Association of Community Health Centers. The video is available on the ICD-10 Provider Resources page.

This webinar includes information on:

  • Changes in ICD code structure, code definitions, and the recurring patterns that help providers to understand the organization and content of ICD-10 codes
  • The importance of clinical documentation in order to accurately and thoroughly capture medical concepts to inform ICD-10 coding
Approaches to assess ICD-10 readiness, identify gaps, prioritize tasks, and monitor progress through continuous quality improvement

Health Plan ICD-10 Preparation in Idaho

December 3, 2013

The Idaho ICD-10 Collaborative is reaching out to health plans to gather information about each health plan’s preparation for ICD-10.  This information may aid providers to adjust their testing resources and plans to align with those of health plans/clearinghouses. This information is     intended as a progress barometer and NOT as a detail reporting of planned activities, outcomes or progress towards them.  Preparation activities can be found for: