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Healthcare News: CMS posts summary of ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting

JustCoding News: Inpatient, April 11, 2012

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CMS has posted a summary report from the discussion of procedure codes at the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting held March 5.

The agenda addressed only a small number of code requests due to the implementation of the partial code freeze. The code updates effective October 1, 2011 were the last regular updates to ICD-9-CM prior to implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS. The committee will consider for inclusion in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 only those codes for new technologies or new diseases for the October 1, 2012 updates.

The meeting included discussion about the administration of Fidaxomicin as well as the injection or infusion of Glucarpidase.

The following ICD-10 topics were also addressed:

  • ICD-10 MS-DRG update
  • Translation of list of hospital acquired conditions to ICD-10 codes
  • Impact of the transition to ICD-10 on Medicare inpatient hospital payments

Access the summary report related to diagnosis code issues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Classifications of Diseases, Functioning, and Disability webpage.

This meeting included discussion about the following:

  • Atypical femoral fracture
  • Choking game
  • Cognitive sequelae of cerebrovascular diseases
  • Family history of sudden infant death syndrome
  • ICD-10-CM tabular addenda
  • ICD-10-CM index addenda

Registration for the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting on September 19–20 will open August 17. CMS said it will post more information soon on the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee webpage.



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