ICD-10 Resources

Web Versions at Infoisfree.com – updated for 2016!

I've made some HTML versions of the resources. At this point, they are complete, except for the Guidelines, which you will find further down the page as eBooks or downloadable PDF. A recommendation would be to open these different pages in different tabs in your browser, so you can easily switch from one to the other.

Once you find or believe you have found the codes you're interested in, be sure to check the Guidelines for any further advice.

Note that these are XML files which have been slightly modified to use an external file so that they can be interpreted for a browser. The "raw" XML files you get from CMS won't work this way.
I've updated these for 2016, but since the file sizes are identical, I don't think there are any changes whatsoever.

Note for Internet Explorer users:

The table headers for the Neoplasm and Drug Tables seem to be Ok in recent versions of IE. If you are having a problem, the workaround is to use Firefox or Chrome or some other browser instead. Safari should also work, though I don't have any way of trying.

Once you get access to these, here is some information about how to approach coding with ICD10.


Here is a PDF version of the Guidelines, updated for 2016.

You can also download an ePub version of the Guidelines.

Here is a Kindle version.

Getting your own

The files that you need for ICD-10 are easily obtainable from the CMS website: cms.gov

Go to the site, click the button Medicare in the bar across the top of the page.

On the next page, look in the sidebar to the left for a link to ICD-10.

On the next page, once again in the left sidebar look for a link to 2014 ICD-10-CM and GEMs.

This takes you to this page:


where you want to get the following zip file:

This ZIP file should automatically extract on your computer. What you are interested in are the PDF files:

Based on personal experience, I would recommend against trying to open the similarly named XML files, since they are very big, and (Windows, at least) tries to open these in IE, which quickly chokes on them.

You might also consider:

though this is a bit tricky to use, the problem being that the mapping from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and vice versa is fraught with a lot of mismatches, so you need some experience to use it.


Something else useful are the Guidelines, which so far I haven't found on the CMS website, but rather on the CDC's website:


Go down to the list 2014 release of ICD-10-CM and look for 2014 ICD-10-CM Guidelines – here you want to right-click on the link so that you can download it. If you left-click you will just open it in your browser – in case you do that you should be able to save from the browser tab that opens the file.