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National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Classifications and Public Health Data Standards Staff, announces the following meeting:

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Name: ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting.

Time and Date: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., March 9-10, 2010.

Place: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Auditorium, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland.

Status: Open to the public.

Purpose: The ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee will hold its first meeting of the 2010 calendar year cycle on Tuesday and Wednesday March 9-10, 2010. The C&M meeting is a public forum for the presentation of proposed modifications to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth-Revision, Clinical Modification.

Matters to be Discussed: Tentative agenda items include:

March 9, 2010:

ICD-10 updates: GEMs; Freeze update; ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS updates

Application of Collagen Based Tissue Sealant Patches

Biopsy of Soft Tissue Mass

Central Venous Catheter Placement Using Intra-Atrial Electrocardiographic Guidance

Circulating Tumor Cell Enumeration, Magnetic

Closed Chest Intra-cardiac Mitral Valve Repair

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Fat Graft to Breast

Insertion of Intracranial Neurostimulator Lead(s)

Internal Fixation of Sternum

Intralaminar Lumbar Decompression and Laminotomy with Epidurography

Intra-operative Fluorescence Vascular Angiography (IFVA)

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair without Mesh

Thoracoscopic Cardiac Ablation

Addenda (procedures)

March 10, 2010:

Acquired absence of joint

Brain death

Eaton-Lambert Syndrome

E. coli infection

Fluency disorders (stuttering)

Glaucoma staging

H1N1 (Swine flu)

Transfusion transmitted infections

Uranium exposure

Addenda (diagnoses)

Contact Person for Additional Information: Amy Blum, Medical Systems Specialist, Classifications and Public Health Data Standards Staff, NCHS, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, e-mail, telephone 301-458-4106 (diagnosis), Mady Hue, Health Insurance Specialist, Division of Acute Care, CMS, 7500 Security Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21244, e-mail, telephone 410-786-4510 (procedures). Note: CMS and NCHS will no longer be providing paper copies of handouts for the meeting. Electronic copies of all meeting materials will be posted on the CMS and NCHS Web sites prior to the meeting at​ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/​03_​meetings.asp#TopOfPage and​nchs/​icd/​icd9cm_​maintenance.htm.

Notice: Because of increased security requirements CMS has instituted stringent procedures for entrance into the building by non-government employees. Persons without a government I.D. will need to show an official form of picture I.D., (such as a drivers license), and sign-in at the security desk upon entering the building.

Those who wish to attend a specific ICD-9-CM C&M meeting in the CMS auditorium must submit their name and organization for addition to the meeting visitor list. Those wishing to attend the March 9-10, 2010 meeting must submit their name and organization by March 5, 2010 for inclusion on the visitor list. This visitor list will be maintained at the front desk of the CMS building and used by the guards to admit visitors to the meeting. Those who attended previous ICD-9-CM C&M meetings will no longer be automatically added to the visitor list. You must request inclusion of your name prior to each meeting you attend. Register to attend the meeting on-line at:​apps/​events/​.

Notice: This is a public meeting. However, because of fire code requirements, should the number of attendants meet the capacity of the room, the meeting will be closed.

The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Dated: February 1, 2010.

Elaine L. Baker,

Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2010-2769 Filed 2-8-10; 8:45 am]