2021 Release of ICD-10-CM Codes

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The 2021 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Note: This replaces the FY 2020 release. These files listed below represent the FY 2021 ICD-10-CM. The FY 2021 ICD-10-CM is available in both PDF (Adobe) and XML file formats. Most files are provided in compressed zip format for ease in downloading. These files have been created by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), under authorization by the World Health Organization. Any questions regarding typographical or other errors noted on this release may be reported to nchsicd10cm@cdc.gov.

These files are not available yet:

  • ICD-10-CM FY 2021 List of Codes and Descriptions
  • ICD-10-CM FY2021 Order Files 

The coding guidelines are always released later than the codes per se.  Watch for those as well as view other pertinent information regarding ICD-10, including history at: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm.