Videos and meeting materials: September 18–19 ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting

Post #277 Shortlink: http://wp.me/pKrrB-3tV

Update: Crazy Like Us: How the U.S. Exports Its Models of Illness – DSM-5 is Americanizing the world’s understanding of the mind by Christopher Lane, Ph.D. in Side Effects, October 9, 2013

This report relates to proposals submitted via the September ICD-9-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting for the inclusion of additional codes to the forthcoming US specific ICD-10-CM.

The twice yearly ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meetings provide a public forum to discuss proposed code changes to ICD-9-CM and the ICD-10-CM/PCS. Next year, the committee, which is co-chaired by CMS and CDC, will be renamed to the ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee.

ICD-10-CM/PCS is scheduled for implementation in October 2014 and currently subject to partial code freeze.

The meeting scheduled on September 18, 2013 was devoted to both diagnosis and procedure code topics. The second day of the meeting, September 19, continued discussions related to diagnosis code topics.

Below are links for key meeting materials, four videocasts, and agenda item listings for the diagnosis proposals presented on Day Two (videocast Part 4). This includes the presentation of proposals by American Psychiatric Association (APA) Director of Research, Darrel Regier, MD, for insertion of new DSM-5 diagnoses into the ICD-10-CM.

Meeting materials:

From CDC website: ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee webpage:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd9cm_maintenance.htm

September 18-19, 2013 meeting Proposals (Timeline, Agenda for Diagnosis Proposals) [PDF – 342 KB]

From CMS.gov website:

September 18-19, 2013 meeting materials page

September 18, 2013 Agenda (Timeline, Agenda for ICD-10-PCS Topics, Procedure presentations) [PDF, 326KB]

September 18, 2013 Meeting Materials [ZIP, 4MB]

Download Zip file from CMS.gov meeting materials page | 4MB Zip file unpacks to:

PDF Presenter Slides: Cerapedics ICD-9 9 18 2013 FINAL [712KB]

PDF Presenter Slides: Respicardia ICD-9 Sept 18 FINAL [670KB]

PDF CMS/CDC Meeting Slides: September-ICD9CM-slides [3033KB]

PDF Text version of CMS/CDC Meeting slides: 508-Compliant-Version-of-September-ICD9CM-slides [282KB]

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Videocasts for September 18, 2013 | Day One

Pat Brooks (CMS) Co-Chairperson
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM ICD-10-PCS Procedure presentations with public comment
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch break
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Diagnosis presentations with public comment

Part 1 1:43 hours duration

Procedure presentations with public comment


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Part 2 1:27 hours duration

Procedure presentations with public comment


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Part 3 59 minutes duration

Diagnosis presentations with public comment

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Videocast for September 19, 2013 | Day Two

Donna Pickett (CDC) Co-Chairperson
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Part 4 1:42 hours duration

Diagnosis presentations with public comment

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Diagnosis proposals

4:58 mins in: Presenter Lizabeth (Beth) Fisher (CDC) [on behalf of requestor: The American Society of Anesthesiologists]

Page 47 Diagnosis Agenda: Unintended awareness under general anesthesia

Comment from floor: Robert Adams reads out written statement.

13:56 mins in: DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM Discussions on mental health conditions and harmonization with ICD-10-CM.

Presenter: Darrel Regier, MD (Director of Research, APA; served as DSM-5 Task Force Vice-Chair)

Preamble about DSM and DSM-5.

Page 32 Diagnosis Agenda: Binge eating disorder

No questions or comments from the floor or by phone link.

29 mins in: Page 34 Diagnosis Agenda: Gender identity disorder in adolescence and adulthood

No questions or comments from the floor or by phone link.

37 mins in: Page 35 Diagnosis Agenda: Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)

No questions or comments from the floor or by phone link.

45 mins in: Page 37 Diagnosis Agenda: Social (pragmatic) communication disorder

No questions or comments from the floor or by phone link.

54 mins in: Page 39 Diagnosis Agenda: Hoarding disorder

No questions or comments from the floor or by phone link.

1hr:1 min in: Page 41 Diagnosis Agenda: Excoriation (skin picking) disorder

Some questions raised by DP on behalf of other and comment from the floor.

1hr:14 mins in: Page 43 Diagnosis Agenda: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Question raised by DP regarding PMDD and Excludes.
No questions or comments from the floor or by phone link.

Dr Regier concludes his presentation and hands podium back to Donna Pickett (CDC).

1hr:22 mins in: Page 45-46 Diagnosis Agenda: Additional Tabular List Inclusion Terms for ICD-10-CM

See screenshots at end of Post #276 for Diagnosis Agenda Pages 45-46.

[Unofficial transcription from videocast]

Donna Pickett (CDC): “…And just to complete the package, there are other Tabular List proposals that appear on Page 45 and 46 that we would also invite your comments on. And again, with some of the terminology changes that Dr Regier has described the intent here is to make sure that if those terms are being used, that they do have a home somewhere within ICD-10-CM to facilitate people looking these up. So we invite comments. We’re showing the Tabular List proposed changes; however, there obviously would be associated Alphabetic Index changes with that which we didn’t show just to keep the package a little bit smaller…”

No questions or comments from the floor or by phone link on any of the proposed inclusion terms listed on Pages 45 and 46 under “Additional Tabular List Inclusion Terms for ICD-10-CM”.

Donna Picket moves on to next set of proposals and turns podium over to Beth Fisher (CDC).

1hr:23 mins in: Page 49 Diagnosis Agenda: Intracranial injury (TBI)

Comment from floor at 1hr:32 mins: Luana Ciccarelli from the American Academy of Neurology. Comment from Sue Bowman read out by Beth Fisher.

1hr:34 mins in: Page 53 Diagnosis Agenda: Placenta Previa vs Low Lying Placenta

Presenter Lizabeth (Beth) Fisher (CDC) on behalf of requestor: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

No questions or comments from the floor or by phone link.

This concluded the diagnosis portion of the presentations.

Note that Agenda items from Page 53 onwards were tabled for presentation and discussion in earlier in the meeting proceedings.

1hr:40 mins in: Donna Pickett (CDC) brings meeting to a close.

[Unofficial transcription from videocast]

Donna Pickett (CDC): “…November 15…is in the Topic Package for receipt of comments on all of the proposals. That is the deadline, but we’d love to have them sooner as this does have implications in terms of what does become part of an addenda or not, and that would be specific to the inclusion terms in the Tabular List and Alphabetical Index because, again, unless the proposal meets the criteria established for the partial freeze, no new codes are being entertained except for the ones that were requested. We invite your comments on that as well…”

Submitting public comment:

The deadline for receipt of public and professional stakeholder comment on any of the proposed ICD-10-CM/PCS code revisions discussed at the September 18-19, 2013 ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting is November 15.

Comments should be sent to the following dedicated NCHS/CMS email addresses:

Procedure comments by email to Pat Brooks, CMS: patricia.brooks2@cms.hss.gov

Diagnosis comments by email to Donna Pickett, CDC: nchsicd9CM@cdc.gov

(Full contact details for submission of written comments/objections to NCHS/CMS on Page 8 of the Proposals/Diagnosis Agenda PDF. Electronic submissions are much preferred in order to ensure timely receipt.)

APA petitions CMS for additions to ICD-10-CM: Deadline for public comment and objections November 15

Post #276 Shortlink: http://wp.me/pKrrB-3tq

Information in this report relates to American Psychiatric Association (APA) proposals, submitted via the September ICD-9-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting, for the inclusion of a number of additions to the forthcoming US specific ICD-10-CM.

ICD-9-CM is the official system of assigning codes to medical diagnoses in the United States. Next year, ICD-9-CM will be replaced by ICD-10-CM, scheduled for implementation on October 1, 2014.

The DSM is widely used by CMS contractors, federal and state agencies and medical insurers to indicate eligibility for provision of services.

Since the official codes required in the United States for records and reimbursement purposes are ICD-CM codes, DSM diagnoses are cross-walked to the closest approximation of ICD-CM codes to classify diagnoses for insurance claims, research, data capture and other public health purposes.

APA petitions ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee:

The ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding systems are subject to annual revisions by NCHS and CMS via public review meetings held twice a year (in March and September), followed by brief public comment periods.

October 1, 2011 saw the last major update of ICD-10-CM/PCS until October 1, 2015. Between October 1, 2011 and October 1, 2015 revisions to ICD-10-CM/PCS will be for new diseases/new technology procedures, and any minor revisions to correct reported errors in these classifications. Regular (at least annual) updates to ICD-10-CM/PCS will resume on October 1, 2015.

The ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee will continue to meet twice a year during this partial code freeze. At these meetings, the public will be asked to comment on whether or not requests for new diagnosis or procedure codes should be created based on the criteria of the need to capture a new technology or disease. Any code requests that do not meet the criteria will be evaluated for implementation within ICD-10-CM on and after October 1, 2015 once the partial code freeze has ended.

At last month’s Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting, APA presented seven diagnoses that are new to DSM-5, along with proposals for new codes for addition to the ICD-10-CM [1]. APA states that the new codes, if approved [by NCHS/CMS], would probably not be added to ICD-10-CM until 2015.

Yesterday, APA published an article in Psychiatric News (the PR organ of the APA), listing the additions and changes proposed by APA via the September meeting (about two thirds into the article):

ICD Codes for Some DSM-5 Diagnoses Updated, Mark Moran, Psychiatric News, October 07, 2013 DOI: 10.1176/appi.pn.2013.10b30

The following disorders were proposed by APA for inclusion in ICD-10-CM (Pages 32-44, Diagnosis Agenda).

Dr Regier’s presentation starts on Day Two of the meeting, video Part 4, 13:50 mins in from start and concludes after PMDD.

Binge eating disorder (BED);
Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD);
Social (pragmatic) communication disorder;
Hoarding disorder;
Excoriation (skin picking) disorder;
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Additionally, the APA has petitioned for revisions to the ICD-10-CM listing for gender dysphoria in adolescents and adults, which is not a new disorder. Dr Regier’s presentation concluded with recommendations for PMDD.

Edit: On Page 45 and 46 of the Agenda, under Additional Tabular List Inclusion Terms for ICD-10-CM a number of other changes to specific Chapter 5 F codes are proposed, including the addition to the ICD-10-CM Chapter 5 codes of the new DSM disorders:

Somatic symptom disorder (proposed as Inclusion term to F45.1 Undifferentiated somatoform disorder)

Illness anxiety disorder (proposed as Inclusion term to F45.21 Hypochondriasis)

None of these 16 proposed additional inclusion terms to the ICD-10-CM Mental and behavioural disorders (Chapter 5) F codes, as listed on Pages 45-46, were presented or discussed by Dr Regier on behalf of the APA but presented briefly and en masse by Donna Pickett.

I have pasted screenshots from the Agenda at the end of this report [Ref 5].

Ms Pickett introduced this section of the Agenda on Day Two, video Part 4, 1 hour 22 mins in from start.

Diagnosis Agenda Item Page 45-46: “Additional Tabular List Inclusion Terms for ICD-10-CM”

Co-Chair Donna Pickett: “…And just to complete the package, there are other Tabular List proposals that appear on Page 45 and 46 that we would also invite your comments on. And again, as with some of the terminology changes that Dr Regier has described the intent here is to make sure that if those terms are being used, that they do have a home somewhere within ICD-10-CM to facilitate people looking these up. So we invite comments. We’re showing the Tabular List proposed changes. However, there obviously would be associated Alphabetic Index changes with that which we didn’t show [in the Agenda] just to keep the package a little bit smaller.”

With no discussion taking place on rationales for individual proposals and no comments or questions being received from the floor or by phone link, Ms Pickett moved swiftly forward to introduce the next Agenda item.

Since these proposals are unattributed in the Agenda, the provenance of these additional 16 code change requests is unclear (that is, whether the requestors are CMS/CDC, Collaborating Centre for the WHO-FIC in North America, WHO ICD-10 Update Committee, WHO ICD-11 Revision, APA or other petitioners).

If the addition of new DSM-5 disorders Somatic symptom disorder and Illness anxiety disorder had been proposed by the APA, it is unclear why these were not included within Dr Regier’s presentation for discussion.

Blink and you might have missed the proposal to incorporate Somatic symptom disorder and Illness anxiety disorder into ICD-10-CM – so little time and attention being devoted to this section of the Agenda.

Note that Hypochondriasis (Illness anxiety disorder) is proposed to be included in the ICD-11 Beta draft under dual parents Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders and Bodily distress disorders, and psychological and behavioural factors associated with disorders or diseases classified elsewhere.

Full proposals from APA and other petitioners can be read in the ICD-9-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting Sept 18–19, 2013: Proposals document at:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd9cm_maintenance.htm

(Diagnosis Agenda) Proposals document [PDF – 342 KB]:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/icd_topic_packet_sept_181913.pdf

A Summary report of the Procedure part of the September 18–19, 2013 ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting is not yet available. This is expected to be posted on the CMS webpage in October, at:

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/ICD-9-CM-C-and-M-Meeting-Materials.html

and also on the CDC’s website page for the meetings.

Other Meeting materials (Agenda, Proposals and four YouTubes of the two-day September meeting proceedings) are now available from this page [3]:

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/ICD-9-CM-C-and-M-Meeting-Materials-Items/2013-09-18-MeetingMaterials.html

There is an ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS revisions Timeline set out on pages 3 thru 7 of the Proposals PDF [2].

Submitting public comment:

The deadline for receipt of public and professional stakeholder comment on any of the proposed ICD-10-CM/PCS code revisions discussed at the September 18-19, 2013 ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting is November 15, 2013.

Comments should be sent to the following NCHS email addresses:

Procedure comments by email to Pat Brooks, CMS: patricia.brooks2@cms.hss.gov

Diagnosis comments by email to Donna Pickett, CDC: nchsicd9CM@cdc.gov

Full contact details for submission of comments/objections to NCHS/CMS are on page 8 of the Proposals PDF. The meeting co-chairs state that electronic submissions are greatly preferred over snail mail in order to ensure timely receipt.

Responders are asked to consider the following:

Whether you agree with a proposal, disagree (and why), or have an alternative proposal to suggest.

But also to comment on the timing of those proposals that are being requested for approval for October 2014.

Does a proposal for a new or changed Index entry and Tabular List entry meet the criteria for implementation in Oct 2014 during a partial code freeze or should consideration for inclusion be deferred to Oct 2015 implementation? And separately, comment on the creation of a specific new code for the condition effective from October 1, 2015.

I shall post reminders before the November 15, 2013 deadline date and also a copy of the September meeting Summary document, once this is available. (Posting of the Summary document may be delayed due to the government shut-down and you may prefer to review the YouTubes of the meeting proceedings rather than wait for the Summary document to appear.)

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References for key documents and screenshots:

1. Article: ICD Codes for Some DSM-5 Diagnoses Updated, Mark Moran, Psychiatric News, October 07, 2013:
http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/newsarticle.aspx?articleID=1757346

2. ICD-9-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting September 18-19, 2013:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd9cm_maintenance.htm

September meeting Proposals document [PDF – 342 KB]:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd9/icd9cm_proposals_91819.pdf

3. ICD-9-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting Sept 18-19, 2013 meeting materials and four YouTubes of proceedings:
http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/ICD-9-CM-C-and-M-Meeting-Materials-Items/2013-09-18-MeetingMaterials.html

4. YouTube Videos from September 18, 2013 Meeting Day One

ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting (Morning Session) Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut3DmV88Dmc

ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting (Morning Session) Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAE190sM5AQ

ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting (Afternoon Session) Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQOFadq2x6U

September 19, 2013 Meeting Day Two

ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-pYdKyr_NE

5. Pages 45-46, Diagnosis Agenda:

ICD10CM 1

ICD10CM 2

ICD10CM 3

Final day: Submissions to third DSM-5 stakeholder review

Final day: Submissions to third DSM-5 stakeholder review

Post #183 Shortlink: http://wp.me/pKrrB-2fn

The third and final stakeholder review is scheduled to close today, Friday, June 15.

I am collating copies of submissions on these pages.

A copy of my own comment is published below in text and PDF format. If you are unable to submit your own letter or short of time, please consider endorsing Mary Dimmock’s submission or one of the other submissions or one from last year with a note to say that although the criteria have been revised since last year, the underlying concerns remain.

 

Submission from UK advocate Suzy Chapman

Full text in PDF:     Chapman DSM-5 submission 2012

For the attention of the Somatic Symptom Disorders Work Group: Chair Joel E. Dimsdale, M.D.

Submitted by Suzy Chapman, advocate and parent/carer of young adult with chronic illness.
Website owner of https://dxrevisionwatch.wordpress.com formerly http://dsm5watch.wordpress.com

Submission in response to J 00 Somatic Symptom Disorder

I note that at June 14, APA has published no report on the results of the DSM-5 field trials. The majority of stakeholders wishing to provide feedback on this third release of draft proposals have no information on the make-up of the SSD study groups, the numbers studied within each of the three arms or the resulting data.

  • Stakeholders have been obliged to submit comment without the benefit of scrutiny of field trial results to inform their submissions. This is not acceptable.

For the first and second release of draft proposals, a 7 page “Disorders Description” document and a 14 page “Rationale/Validity Propositions/Justification of Criteria” document accompanied proposals and expanded on the website Proposals, Criteria, Rationale and Severity content for this category section. In the case of the latter, this included five pages of references to published and unpublished papers, including a number of papers authored or co-authored by members of the SSD Work Group. With the release of this third and final draft, no updated versions of these two documents were published that reflect significant revisions to SSD criteria between the second and third draft. The unrevised versions have been removed from the website.

  • Stakeholders have been denied access to the more expansive rationales and validity propositions set out within these two documents, the research papers that have been relied on and more detailed explanations for the revisions made to criteria between the second and third iterations in response to field trial results and internal/external input. If the Work Group considered these documents essential background information for the first and second drafts it is unreasonable not to have provided stakeholders with updated versions for this third draft.

The “Rationale/Validity Propositions/Justification of Criteria” document (as published May 4, 2011, for the second public review) states:

“…It is unclear how these changes would affect the base rate of disorders now recognized as somatoform disorders. One might conclude that the rate of diagnosis of CSSD would fall, particularly if some disorders previously diagnosed as somatoform were now diagnosed elsewhere (such as adjustment disorder). On the other hand, there are also considerable data to suggest that physicians actively avoid using the older 6 diagnoses because they find them confusing or pejorative. So, with the CSSD classification, there may be an increase in diagnosis.”

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