Healthcare News: Registration for ICD-9-CM Coordination & Maintenance Meeting opens August 13

Beginning August 13, interested parties have the opportunity toregister to attend the September 15–16 ICD-9-CM Coordination & Maintenance Committee Meeting in Washington, DC. However, note that registration is not required for those dialing in to the meeting by phone.

As required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Reconciliation Act of 2010, the Coordination & Maintenance Committee must convene before January 1, 2011, to receive stakeholder input regarding the crosswalk between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM for the purpose of making appropriate revisions to the crosswalk.

According to the fiscal year 2011 inpatient prospective payment system final rule that CMS issued July 30, a final decision on whether there will be a partial code freeze will be announced at this ICD-9-CM Coordination & Maintenance Committee meeting.

CMS will post an agenda for this meeting on its website by mid-August.

Read a June 19 JustCoding article to learn more about the potential code freeze.

Access the complete Federal Register notice, or go to CMS’ ICD-10 webpage and click on the ICD-9 Coordination & Maintenance Committee link page on the left to learn more.

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