A welcomed decision was finalized at a September 15th meeting of the ICD-9-CM Coordination & Maintenance Committee to implement a partial freeze for both ICD-9-CM codes and ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes.
Prior to implementation of ICD-10 on October 1, 2013
- The last regular annual update to both ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets will be made on October 1, 2011.
- On October 1, 2012 there will be only limited code updates to both ICD-9- CM and ICD- 10 code sets to capture new technology and new diseases.
- There will be no updates to ICD-9 -CM on October 1, 2013 as the system will no longer be a HIPAA standard.
On October 1, 2014 regular updates to ICD-10 will begin.
More information is available at: http://www.cms.gov/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/03_meetings.asp