CMS ICD-10 Code Lookup Tool

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
09/14/15  4:15 PM PST
ICD-10 Code Lookup Tool

The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA).  To assist health care professionals with the transition to ICD-10 codes, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has developed a comprehensive ICD-10 Code Lookup tool.

This easy-to-use tool helps users to look up ICD-10 codes based on diagnosis description:

ICD-10 Code Lookup Tool


How to Use the ICD-10 Code Lookup Tool:

1. To find the correct ICD-10 code, type in part of the diagnosis description:

Alzheimer's Disease in ICD-10 Lookup Tool2. Click “Search,” and a list of suggested ICD-10 codes will pop up:

ICD-10 Lookup tool search results

3. From there, select the ICD-10 code most appropriate for the diagnosis.



Question: Can I type ICD-9 codes into the search box?

Answer: Do not enter ICD-9 codes into the search box. ICD-9 codes will not work in the description field:



Question: I typed in a description and nothing came up.  What’s wrong?

Answer: The search field is very sensitive; we recommend that you double-check the spelling of descriptive words. For example, “Alzheimer” (partial word) and “Alzheimer’s” (complete word) will both pull up a list of ICD-10 codes.  However, “Alzheimers” (missing the apostrophe) will not work in the description field:


Click Here to Use the ICD-10 Code Lookup tool.

For more information about the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10, visit

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