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Sample letter to NCHS

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Jill McLaughlin, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Jill McLaughlin

    Jill McLaughlin *****

    Sample letter to NCHS
    Dear Sir/Madam:
    I am an ME patient and have an ME diagnosis
    or - as a patient/family member/stakeholder in this
    matter, I strongly object to the combination of ME and
    CFS under ICD code G93.3. NCHS has coded ME
    and CFS accurately and separately in the original
    intent for ICD-10-CM. Please keep the ME and CFS
    codes/classification/diagnoses separate.

    ME has been coded at G93.3 and should not
    be changed or subdivided as in NCHS Option2.

    The classification for ME should be and remain as G93.3 under
    Diseases of the Nervous System. Based on science and policy,
    it is not clinically valid to classify CFS at code G93.3 as the
    Coalition 4 ME/CFS proposal has recommended. Such changes
    should not be made to ICD-9 or 10CM or to the future ICD-11.

    Send to: NCHS <nchsicd9CM@cdc.gov>,
    Donna Pickett <dfp4@cdc.gov> ASAP! Deadline is Nov 18..

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