The NCHS DEADLINE for comments is this Friday, November 18!!!
This proposal by the Coalition 4 ME/CFS will NOT do what it says it will do or even intends to do.
STOP THE OFFICIAL ELIMINATION OF ME AS A DIAGNOSIS BY COMBINING IT WITH CFS VIA ICD CODING AS PROPOSED BY THE COALITION 4 ME/CFS!
To oppose this proposal, contact: NCHS <nchsicd9CM@cdc.gov>, Donna Pickett <firstname.lastname@example.org> ASAP!!!
Patients do not have to enumerate all of the scientific objections, just as
Sample letter to NCHS
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
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 <email@example.com> ASAP! Deadline is Nov 18..