The 2015 International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) was released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in PDF and XML formats in May 2014. Of note, there are no changes to these files from the 2014 files and there are no addenda for 2015 because there are no updates to the code set. The partial freeze of the code set that was implemented in 2011 to allow physicians and other interested parties stability as they pre­pared for the transition to ICD-10-CM has limited any changes to correction of errors and new codes required for reporting new diseases. The freeze is scheduled to continue through October 1, 2016, per an updated announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The freeze does not mean that work to improve the ICD- 10-CM code set does not continue. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues...

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