On July 6, 2015, CMS and AMA announced efforts to continue to assist providers to get ready for the upcoming October 1 switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures.  According to the Joint Press Release, over the next three months CMS and AMA will be educating providers through webinars, on-site training, educational articles, and national provider calls to help physicians and other health care providers prepare for the transition.