CMS Posts Last Regular ICD-9-CM Update Before Partial Freeze

The partial code freeze on ICD-9-CM is just a little over three months away. Oct. 1, 2011 is the last day for regular updates to the ICD-9-CM code set.

Download the new, deleted and revised ICD-9-CM code summary tables, effective Oct. 1, 2011, now available on CMS’ website. The Volume 3 Procedure Code  final addendum which describes all changes to the procedure part of ICD-9-CM also is posted on CMS’ website.  The final addendum for Volumes 1 and 2 is forthcoming.


Beginning Oct. 1, 2012, there will be only limited code updates to the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 code sets to capture new technology and diseases. There will not be an update to the ICD-9-CM code set on Oct. 1, 2013, at which time the HIPAA standard will be ICD-10. Regular updates to ICD-10 will begin in 2014.

One Response to “CMS Posts Last Regular ICD-9-CM Update Before Partial Freeze”

  1. Bobbie Caudill says:

    I am going to be taking courses on the ICD-9 this fall. I’m a little confused by the partial code freeze. Would you encourage me to take the class this fall or wait until the implimentation of the changes to ICD-10.

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