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An important message from the Medicare EDI Services Department at Highmark Medicare Services.
Partial Code Freeze Prior to ICD-10 Implementation
At the ICD-9-CM Coordination & Maintenance Committee Meeting (September 15, 2010), it was announced that the committee had finalized the decision 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. There was considerable support for this partial freeze.
The partial freeze will be implemented as follows: