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Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: April 27th, 2016

Today, the Aging in Motion Coalition (AIM) made a major announcement at the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research in Philadelphia, Pa.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established an ICD-10-CM code for sarcopenia.

This is a tremendously exciting announcement because it means that in the eyes of the international medical community sarcopenia is now recognized as a distinctly reportable condition. The code, M62.84, will be available for use by the medical community effective October 1, 2016.

This has been among the primary goals of AIM since it was initiated by the Alliance in 2011, and AIM has led the effort since submission of a proposal for the code to the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee, co-chaired by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, in July 2014.

Cynthia Bens, the Alliance's vice president of public policy and executive director of AIM, notes, “We are gratified that the CDC has recognized sarcopenia as an independently reportable condition through the establishment of this code. Sarcopenia has long been an under-recognized, chronic health care challenge affecting older adults. The AIM Coalition has worked diligently to secure recognition of sarcopenia by the CDC, and we look forward to seeing how it helps our efforts to raise awareness and reduce treatment barriers in the medical, public policy, and research communities.”

To learn more about what this means for sarcopenia research and treatment, head over to the AIM website.






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