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Get the advice you need for your ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and HCPCS medical coding questions.

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The American Hospital Association's Central Office serves as the official U.S. Clearinghouse on medical coding for the proper use of the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS systems and Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers and certain Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, physicians and other health professionals.

After 30 years of providing ICD-9-CM coding advice, the AHA Central Office will shift its attention to ICD-10-CM/PCS and will no longer accept nor respond to requests for ICD-9-CM coding advice, effective January 1, 2014.

Please use this website to send and track questions that have been submitted online. All official answers will continue to be provided in writing and mailed to your organization.

Important Announcement: ICD-10 Delay

The AHA Central Office/AHA Coding Clinic is here with you, providing you with the newest information on the ICD-10 delay as it becomes available and providing resources to help you adapt to the changes.

Our understanding is that the CMS is examining the legislation and will provide guidance to providers and other stakeholders soon. The plan not to address any ICD-9-CM questions is still in effect until such time that the Cooperating Parties decide to lift this ban. The AHA Central Office will continue to provide advice on ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS and certain HCPCS codes and will reevaluate the scope of advice provided based upon the Cooperating Parties' direction.