ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee
The ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) is a Federal interdepartmental committee comprised of representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The committee is responsible for approving coding changes, developing errata, addenda and other modifications. Requests for coding changes are submitted to the committee for discussion at either the Spring or Fall C&M meeting.
Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meetings
The Committee provides a public forum to discuss proposed changes to ICD-9-CM. The first day of the meeting is devoted to procedure code issues and is led by CMS. The second day is devoted to diagnosis code issues and is led by CDC. Tentative agendas for the meetings are posted one month in advance of the scheduled meetings.
A presentation is made at the C&M meeting, which describes the clinical issues and the procedure or technology. The participants at the meeting are encouraged to ask questions concerning the clinical and coding issues and to offer recommendations. Recommendations concerning proposed code revisions made both in person at the C&M meeting, and in writing before the end of the comment period, will be considered. Final decisions on code revisions are made through a clearance process within the Department of Health and Human Services. No final decisions are made at the meeting.
Below are the meeting materials for the procedure code issues listed by date of the scheduled meetings. These materials include the Agenda and Handouts, as well as any audio files or written transcripts if they were made available.
Diagnosis code meeting materials can be located on the Centers for Disease Control webpage shown below in the Related Links Outside CMS.
Registration: Because of increased security requirements, those who wish to attend a specific ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting in the CMS auditorium must register on-line prior to each meeting.
To register, click on the link below under Related Links Inside CMS
Registration for the March 5, 2012 ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee will open on February 3, 2012.
Information regarding future dates for on-line registration is available in the Timeline that is included in the previous meeting’s handouts. Click on the most recent link in the Downloads section below to review the agenda and handouts from previous meetings. Once the file opens, select the Agenda_Handouts document. The Timeline appears immediately after the Agenda.
Note: Registered individuals must bring an official form of picture identification (such as a Driver’s License) in order to be admitted to the building.
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