The Transition to ICD-10

On April 1, 2014, the President of the United States signed into law the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA).” Part of this law established the delay of the implementation of ICD-10 code sets by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services until October 1, 2015. This also means that all HIPAA covered entities need to continue to use ICD-9 code sets through September 2015. Alliance Radiology will continue to work with payers and other parties in order to ensure that the organization is fully prepared for an October 1, 2015 “go-live” date. We will continue our current work to build, test and refine our internal systems and will use the time between now and October 1, 2015, to continue both internal and external testing of our systems to ensure a smooth transition to ICD-10. The latest information about ICD-10 This information is intended to be a general update. For specific information and ICD-10 details, refer to the ICD-10 section of the CMS website at