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On July 15, the Coalition 4 ME/CFS submitted a proposal to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) to restore CFS to Chapter 6, “Diseases of the Nervous System,” code G93.3 in the ICD-10 Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM). The Coalition's proposal was based on the scientific recommendations made by the federally-appointed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC), a committee of national experts on ME/CFS, on September 2004, August 2005 and May 2011. 

The proposal was "accepted for review" by NCHS and only under ICD-10-CM since ICD-9-CM is now "locked down".

On September 14, the Coalition 4 ME/CFS made an oral presentation to the committee and responded to concerns expressed by audience members.

The coalition has written a letter to clinicians, researchers and other medical professionals outlining the two options http://coalition4mecfs.org/ICDLetterPhysicians.pdf 

The NCHS is asking for public input during the “open comment” period between now and November 18. The NCHS director will make a decision sometime in December. By signing this petition you will be sending a letter in favor of the Coalition option. For the complete information on the Coalition's proposal  please visit http://coalition4mecfs.org/ICD-Home.html

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Donna Pickett RHIA, MPH
    Medical Classification Administrator National Center for Health Statistics - CDC


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