International Adhesions Society





IAS Campaigns



In 2002, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the addition of an ICD-9-CM code (99.77) for the "Application of an Adhesion Barrier for Prevention of Adhesions" in the USA. With assistance from USA-based IAS members and health professionals, our voice was heard as to the necessity of this code! This code will enable the government, as well as researchers, to understand the magnitude of the problem and the need for an expanded use of adhesion barriers and increased funding for research in the prevention and treatment of Adhesion Related Disorder (ARD).

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