Suspension of Updates to ICD-9 Coding

The new 5010 version of data interchange and ICD-10 Level II being tested and implemented by Medicare and Medicaid has caused the ICD-9-CM Coordination & Maintenance Committee to partially suspend any further updates to code sets.


ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 codes are usually updated annually. October 1, 2011 marks the last full update to ICD-9 code sets. On October 1, 2012 there will be only limited code updates to both ICD-9- CM and ICD-10 code sets to capture new technology and new diseases. This will be the last update to ICD-9-CM, due to the fact it will no longer be a HIPAA standard. Regular updates to ICD-10 will resume on October 1, 2014.


New requests and comments regarding the latest technology and new diseases may still be submitted by the public to the Committee at semi-annual meetings. To view the calendar for these meetings or to register online to attend a meeting, go to