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.