The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking volunteers to serve on one of about 10 workgroups to advise on converting AHRQ Quality Indicators from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS.

The workgroups will evaluate results of automated code mapping from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and the similarities and differences that exist, according to a notice available here until being published June 4 in the Federal Register.

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“This workgroup process will lead to recommendations regarding how the existing AHRQ QIs should be re-specified using ICD-10-CM/PCS codes, retaining the original clinical intent of each indicator while taking advantage of the greater specificity of ICD-10-CM/PCS to improve the indicator’s validity,” according to the agency.

Nominations and self-nominations are being accepted through June 29 for participation in three to five conference calls and some evaluation time from late July through October with an estimated time commitment of about 13 hours.

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