ICD-10 Training and Information

ACOG'S ICD-10 Training

ACOG is offering multiple ICD-10 training opportunities. In addition to Coding Webcasts and Workshops, we will provide articles on ICD-10 coding and links to helpful sites from the ICD-10 page here on the ACOG website. We will post all ICD-10 training schedules, activities, and updates here on the ICD-10 page as we roll out this training.



All ACOG Coding webcasts will include ICD-10 information and examples.

Free On Demand Webcasts

Currently there are six free ICD-10 webcasts in our archives that may be viewed as pay-per-view events.

  • ICD-9 to ICD-10: What to Expect provides details on the primary distinctions between ICD-9 and ICD-10 with examples offered for OB/Gyn practices. The basic principles of ICD coding are addressed and their applicability to ICD-10 is explored.
  • ICD-10 Documentation Guidelines discusses the clinical specificity necessary to appropriately assign ICD-10 codes. Clinical examples illustrating both effective and suboptimal documentation will be highlighted.
  • ICD-10 Documentation Requirements provides an overview of the conventions, guidelines and classifications used in ICD-10. The general principles of ICD-10 coding will be reviewed as well as the key guidelines applicable to the female genitourinary system and maternity care.
  • ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding for Obstetric Care Complications provides a review of the ICD-10 coding requirements for reporting Obstetrical complications, including the clinical specificity necessary to appropriately assign diagnosis codes. The guidelines for reporting and sequencing multiple obstetrical complications will be discussed using clinical examples.
  • ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding for Gynecological Conditions discusses coding requirements for reporting common gynecological conditions including the clinical specificity necessary to appropriately assign the codes.
  • Introduction to ICD-10 for Ob/gyns: A Smooth Transition focuses on the specific steps that providers, in all settings, should take to be ready for ICD-10 implementation – October 1, 2015.

Free ICD-10-CM Webcasts!

NOTE: No CME or CEUs are available for the free archived webcasts listed above.

CODING WORKSHOPS - Seats Still Available in Tampa!

Although the ACOG Coding Workshops scheduled for the months prior to ICD-10 implementation are now sold out, there are still seats available in the Tampa Coding Workshop, November 5-8, 2015.  The Tampa workshop will be a great opportunity to have your practice specific ICD-10 questions answered, once you’ve had a month to work with the code set in “real time”.

In the meantime, ACOG offers 6 free ICD-10-CM related webinars to assist with your code set training. See the discussion above on webinars for additional information.

Our ICD-10 training focus in 2015 is to continue helping our members improve their documentation specificity and diagnostic coding skills in preparation for ICD-10 implementation, October 1, 2015. Quality of physician documentation will be one of the most critical issues for successful ICD-10 implementation.

All 2015 Coding Workshops are taught using only ICD-10 diagnostic codes. The intensive training includes a new, half-day diagnostic coding module available at some of the workshop locations. This new module focuses on a review of the ICD-10 guidelines and coding conventions in addition to code selection exercises.

All 2015 workshop attendees receive an ICD-10 code book, for use during the course, and to take home.

Implementation Planning

For information on developing an ICD-10 implementation plan and the steps you can take to prepare for a successful transition, please view the CMS Quick Start Tool at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/Downloads/


ACOG is offering multiple ICD-10-CM training opportunities. In 2015, all diagnostic coding principles and guidelines in each coding workshop module (1-4) will be illustrated using only ICD-10 coding examples. Additionally, new Coding Workshop Module IV allows attendees to review the ICD-10 guidelines and practice ICD-10 code lookup and selection using the draft ICD-10 code set books.


In addition to timely articles on coding, practice management and liability issues, ACOG will also provide updates on ICD-10 training and ICD-10 implementation issues through the monthly subscription listserv. To subscribe to the listserv, visit the signup page on the ACOG website (www.acog.org). Once on the website, click on the Practice Management tab from the blue bar at the top of the page, and then click on Practice Management and Managed Care in the left-side menu. Scroll down to the Practice Management Update Newsletter article. When you open the article, there is a ‘Join Our List’ button that you may use to sign up for the free newsletter.

Alternatively, you may subscribe to the newsletter using the following link: acog.org/About_ACOG/ACOG_Departments/Practice_Management_and_Managed_Care/Practice_Management_Update_Newsletter

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Complete versions of ICD-10

CMS ICD-10 Webpage

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

CMS General Equivalency Mappings (GEMS)


The American Academy of Professional Coders

Alkaline Software ICD Tool



ACOG now publishes an Obstetrics and Gynecology Laminated Crosswalk tool. The crosswalks are available as double-sided, laminated sheets, (one each for Obstetrics and Gynecology codes).

Disclaimer: Crosswalk tools are meant to be used in conjunction with the ICD publications in order to ensure appropriate code selection.

Crosswalks or other Coding publications may be purchased at the ACOG website bookstore at: sales.acog.org or by calling (800) 762-2264 or (770) 280-4184


CMS has just released a new, specialty-specific implementation tool, Road to 10.  The new  tool includes multiple resources and links to help you build your transition action plan.  You can view the tool at: www.roadto10.org

Remember to check this page frequently for updates on ICD-10 training, tips, and tools.


Donna Tyler
Manager, Coding Education

Keisha Sutton
Coding Specialist

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998