ICD-9 Code Set Status Update

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2013 - ICD-9 CODE SET STATUS UPDATE

Due to the ICD-10 code set implementation delay and code freeze, there are no new, revised, or deleted ICD-9 codes effective for October 1, 2013. Current use of ICD-9 should be reported until September 30, 2014. Effective October 1, 2014, no ICD-9-CM codes should be reported.

ICD-9/10 Code Freeze Schedule:

October 1, 2011 – Last regular updates to ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS occurred.
October 1, 2012 and 2013 – Partial code freeze, only codes for new technologies and new diseases will be considered for ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS during this interim period.
October 1, 2014 – Implementation date for ICD-10-CM/PCS.
October 1, 2015 – Regular updates to ICD-10-CM/PCS begin.

Additional information on this issue is available on the CMS webpage. For specific information on the code release visit the link at:

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/downloads/Partial_Code_Freeze.pdf

Contact:

Donna Tyler
Manager, Coding Education
dtyler@acog.org

Keisha Sutton
Coding Specialist
ksutton@acog.org