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January 24, 2017

The Aging In Motion (AIM) Coalition submitted a proposal to the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee to establish a code for sarcopenia in July of 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accepted AIM’s proposal and announced that an ICD-10-CM code would be available for the medical community to use effective on October 1, 2016. This one-hour webinar provided expert insights into the process for requesting the code addition, the value of ICD-10 data for research, and the significance of a sarcopenia code in the clinical setting.


Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H. (Link)

Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center and Senior Scientist
the Institute for Aging Research and
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Linda Holtzman, MHA,RHIA,CCS,CCS-P, CPC,CPC-H (Link)

Clarity Coding

Suzette L. Pereira, Ph.D. (Link)

Abbott Nutrition
Associate Research Fellow
Strategic Research

Cynthia Bens

Executive Director, Aging in Motion Coalition
Vice President of Public Policy
Alliance for Aging Research