How do you look up an ICD-10 code?


Quick Answer

An ICD-10 code can be looked up online at a variety of websites, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website and the World Health Organization, or can be found in an ICD-10 book sold from a variety of sources, including the American Association of Professional Coders or the American Medical Association. The ICD-10 list contains codes for diseases, abnormal findings, symptoms, social circumstances, complaints and other external causes for disease or injury.

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There are a variety of ways to look up a ICD-10 code depending on the source used. Below are a few steps to help locate the codes and retrieve the information associated with them.

  1. Visit the AAPC website
  2. The AAPC website provides information about the ICD-10 codes, as well as a quick way to search for the codes. Enter the keyword or code into the Coder box on the page and click "Search".

  3. Visit WHO
  4. The World Health Organization contains all the recent and past information with the ICD-10 lists.

  5. Search
  6. In the search box on the main page of the WHO website, enter "ICD-10" and click "Search".

  7. Select online versions
  8. Select the link for ICD-10 inline versions.

  9. Open the desired version
  10. The page lists the current version as well as past versions and instruction manuals that can be viewed online. Select the version desired and click the link to be taken to the page where all the codes are listed.

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