Live streaming of CFSAC Meeting (US) today, 10-11 May

Live streaming of CFSAC Meeting (US) today, 10-11 May

Post #76 Shortlink: http://wp.me/pKrrB-14n

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC)
May 10-11, 2011
Room 800, Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Ave, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

A reminder that Day One of the two day spring CFSAC meeting will be streaming live today.

A copy of the Meeting Agenda is published in this post:

CFSAC Spring 2011 Meeting Agenda (May 10-11): http://wp.me/pKrrB-126

Public and Written Testimonies can be read and downloaded from this page of the CFSAC website:

http://www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs/meetings/presentations/05102011.html

The meeting proceedings can be watched live at this page (Requires Windows Media Player version 9 or higher or Silverlight Player installed): http://nih.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=26

The archived videocasts have had simultaneous subtitles.

The meeting opens at 9.00am Washington D.C. time (which is around 5 hours time difference with UK).  So streaming should commence  about five minutes before 2.00pm UK time (usually the microphones are switched off until just before the meetings starts, so anticipate video only until the meeting is called to order).

ICD-10-CM proposed coding issue

I am very pleased that the issue of the proposed coding for CFS in the forthcoming ICD-10-CM (a US specific “Clinical Modification” of ICD-10 scheduled for implementation in October 2013 and subject to a partial code freeze, in October 2011) has been placed back on the agenda and that an hour’s time has been tabled for discussion of this important item.

Discussion of ICD-10-CM is tabled to start at 1.15pm Washington D.C. time (6.15pm UK time).

1:15 p.m. Discussion of International Classification of Diseases-Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) concerns     Committee Members

During the Public Testimony sessions, US patient and patient advocate, Mary Schweitzer, Ph.D., will be speaking about the CDC and also references the ICD-10-CM coding issue:

http://www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs/meetings/presentations/publictestimony_201105_schweitzer.pdf

[…]

NCHS, within CDC, is overseeing the development of ICD-10-CM. We need to keep CFS in the same code as in ICD-10 – under neurology, at G93.3. That’s where it is in WHO’s index to ICD-10 – adopted by over one hundred nations. It’s also under G93.3 in the tabular versions of the clinical modifications produced by Canada, Germany, and Australia. It should not be placed in R53.82, under “vague signs and symptoms.” We would be the only nation to have CFS in R53.82. Why?

A one page handout outlining the ICD-10-CM coding issue is being circulated at the meeting and can be read here: CFSAC Handout ICD-10-CM 10 May 2011

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