Updated on: September 27, 2021

Coordination and Maintenance Meeting Starts Today

Original story posted on: September 13, 2021

Coordination and Maintenance committee meeting remains virtual.

The Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting is scheduled for today, Sept. 14, and continues through Sept. 15. As in the past, the two-day event will be held virtually.

Comments may be emailed to for the procedure codes and for the diagnosis codes.

The meeting will begin with the procedure topics under the guidance of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The topics on the tentative agenda include the following:

  • Administration of Fostamatinib;
  • Administration of broad consortium microbiota-based live biotherapeutic suspension;
  • Pressure-controlled intermittent coronary;
  • Sinus occlusion miracor;
  • Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNo);
  • Histotripsy of liver;
  • Replacement of meniscus with synthetic substitute;
  • Section X updates; and
  • Addenda and key updates.

For the first, third, and eighth items in this list, the applicant intends to request New Technology Add-On status for the 2022 fiscal year (FY). For administration of Fostamatinib, the applicant has requested an April 1, 2022 implementation.

After the procedure meeting, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) will begin the diagnosis portion of the meeting. The 30 topics for this portion of the meeting include:

  • Angiodysplasia of small intestine;
  • Atrial septal defect;
  • Caught, jammed, or pinched-in or between objects;
  • Craniosynostosis;
  • Dementia;
  • Desmoid tumors;
  • Encounter for follow-up examination after completed treatment for malignant neoplasm;
  • Encounter for full-term operative vaginal delivery;
  • Endometriosis;
  • Extraocular muscle entrapment;
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome;
  • Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia;
  • Hepatic encephalopathy;
  • Intracranial injury with unknown LOC;
  • Isthmoscele scarring;
  • Long-term (Current) drug therapy;
  • Malignant pericardial effusion;
  • Mild cognitive disorder due to known physiological conditions;
  • Mitral annulus calcification;
  • Muscle wasting and atrophy of the back;
  • Onset (spontaneous) of labor after 37 completed weeks of gestation but before 39 completed weeks gestation, with vaginal delivery;
  • Other acquired deformities of foot;
  • Perpetrator of assault, maltreatment, and neglect;
  • Personal history of congenital malformations;
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome;
  • Problems related to upbringing;
  • PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS);
  • Short stature due to endocrine disorder;
  • Transfusion-associated dyspnea (TAD); and
  • Addenda.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, here are the options that are available:

Option 1: Remote participants (attendees wishing to both view slides and ask questions during the Q&A portions of the meeting) must join the Zoom webinar. To do so from a PC, MAC, iPad, iPhone, or Android device, as well as connect to the audio portion of the conference, click the following URL: https://cms.zoomgov.com/s/1611807597?pwd=dnB1TWxkRW1HbDRWUytzTURrcUZaQT09

Passcode: 649118

    1. Option 2: Dial-in access is available for listen-only participants..
      From your phone, dial 669-254-5252, 646-828-7666, or 833-568-8864 (toll free).
    2. Enter the webinar ID: 161 180 7597. If dialing in from outside of the U.S., visit https://cms.zoomgov.com/u/abTTQHnQHa for a list of Zoom international dial-in numbers.

If you need to prove your attendance, registration has been set up.   Information on registering can be found online at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icd-10-coordination-and-

Please note that registration is not required to attend the Zoom webinar. However, the Coordination and Maintenance Committee is providing the ability to register online for those required to provide proof of attendance for continuing education purposes.

It is important to review the proposals and provide comments regarding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code development. The new codes will impact your organization’s data, coders, and clinical documentation integrity specialists in the coming years. The recordings will be posted after the meeting in case you do not have the chance to watch/listen live. They will assist you as you submit your comments.

The time spent watching the code presentations can be used towards continuing education credits, which are free!

Programming Note: Listen to Laurie Johnson report this story live today on Talk Ten Tuesdays, 10 Eastern.

Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer is currently a senior healthcare consultant for Revenue Cycle Solutions, based in Pittsburgh, Pa. Laurie is an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer. She has more than 35 years of experience in health information management and specializes in coding and related functions. She has been a featured speaker in over 40 conferences. Laurie is a member of the ICD10monitor editorial board and makes frequent appearances on Talk Ten Tuesdays.

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