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Proposed Deprecation of SNOMED CT to ICD-9-CM Epidemeological and Statistical Map

You are invited to participate in the public consultation stage of a proposed IHTSDO deprecation of the SNOMED CT to ICD-9-CM Epidemiological and Statistical Map. 

The consultation stage will run from 20 July to 20 September 2015.  Participants will be able to review and comment on, via an online form, the deprecation document, including the proposed plan and timeline.  The deprecation document and the link to the feedback form will be available here on the IHTSDO website at http://www.ihtsdo.org/news-articles during the consultation period.

Scope: 
The SNOMED CT to ICD-9-CM Epidemiological and Statistical Map includes maps from the SNOMED CT Clinical Findings to ICD-9-CM 2012, the last updated version.

Reason for deprecation:
The World Health Organization stopped maintenance of ICD-9 in the 1990s when ICD-10 came into use by the WHO Member States. The United States (U.S.) National Center for Health Statistics is responsible for maintenance of the clinical modification (CM) of ICD-9. The last regular, annual update to ICD-9-CM code was on October 1, 2011.

The target system (ICD-9-CM 2012) for the SNOMED CT to ICD-9-CM Epidemiological and Statistical Map is being replaced with ICD-10-CM, a newer classification. The owners of ICD-9-CM consequently no longer will be maintaining and updating it. With the adoption of ICD-10-CM or other modifications of the WHO version of ICD-10, the SNOMED CT to ICD-9-CM Epidemiological and Statistical Map usage will end.

ICD-9-CM Replacement:
ICD-10-CM or other modifications of the WHO version of ICD-10. ICD-10-CM was developed by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the (U.S.) Federal agency responsible for use of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision (ICD-10).

Proposal for new artifact:
None. The U.S. National Library of Medicine is responsible for the SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM map.

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