The ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee is a public forum for the presentation of proposed modifications to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and ICD-10 Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS).
The committee is responsible for approving coding changes, developing errata, addenda and other modifications. At the meetings, presentations are given that describe the clinical aspect of the disease, the procedure, or the technology. Then, proposals are offered on code additions, revisions, and deletions surrounding the subject. Next, participants at the meeting are able to ask questions and/or make comments and recommendations regarding the clinical or coding issues. No final decisions are made at the meetings.
The most recent C&M meeting was held this past week, September 23 and 24th at the CMS Building in Baltimore, Maryland. I had the privilege of attending this meeting live and would like to share some of the highlights.