In-person C&M Meeting Will Now Be Virtual

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Original story posted on: March 16, 2020

The two-day meeting is being held as a webcast event.

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  

The two-day meeting will now be held as a webcast- only event. Meetings begin at 9 a.m. EST and will continue until 5 p.m. A lunch break is planned from 12:30-1:15 p.m. 

The following schedule will be used for both meeting days:   

The procedure codes will be reviewed Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m. EST. The broadcast will occur online at  https://letsmeet.webex/letsmeet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e20f2a065e507d5e156f34aa9076e32e8.  

There is no password or code for the meeting. The dial-in information will be provided via WebEx. The handouts can be found online at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/ICD-9-CM-C-and-M-Meeting-Materials.html.     

The tentative agenda for this meeting includes:

  • Intramedullary Joint Fusion System
  • Syndromic Infectious Disease Testing for Pneumonia
  • Endoscopic Gastrointestinal Hemostat
  • Bacterial Autofluorescence Detection
  • Computer-Aided Triage and Notification Software for Head and Neck CT Angiogram
  • Implantable Fracture Reduction System
  • Covered Stents
  • Phenotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
  • Reverse Flow Embolic Neuroprotection During Transcarotid Arterial Revascularization
  • Administration of various medications
    • Terlivaz
    • Nuzyra
    • Xenleta
    • Zerbaxa
    • KTE-X19
    • Imfinzi
    • Fetroja
    • Teccentriq
    • Lisocabtagene maraleucel
    • OTL-101
    • Soliris
  • Section X Updates
  • Addenda and Key Updates

The diagnosis portion will be managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will follow the procedures. It is possible that the diagnoses could begin Tuesday as well.  

This broadcast will occur online at https://letsmeet.webex/letsmeet/onstage/g.php?MTID=3039e18a86ed9277fac903a52d8880a. There is no password for this meeting either. The dial-in information will be available on WebEx. The diagnosis agenda can be found online at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/Tentative-Agenda-March-2020-Final.pdf, and the handouts can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/March-2020-Proposals.pdf.    

The following diagnosis topics are tentatively scheduled for the March meeting:

  • Anaplasmosis
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Cough
  • Electronic nicotine delivery devices
  • Endometriosis
  • Non-ischemic myocardial injury
  • Pediatric feeding disorders
  • Personal history of Chimeric Antigen receptor T-Cell therapy
  • Synthetic cannabinoids
  • Vaping-related disorder
  • ICD-10-CM Addendum

There were no requests for diagnosis or procedure codes to be effective April 1, 2020. The CDC did announce in January 2020 that U07.0 for vaping-related disorder will become effective April 1, 2020.    

Attendees can submit comments on the proposals via the chat function in WebEx, or they can be made verbally. Comments regarding the diagnosis and procedure proposals will be accepted after the meeting and are due by April 17, 2020. The handouts contain the details for submitting comments.

The final codes will be released in June 2020. A preliminary version will be published in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule (IPPS) in April 2020. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and AAPC will grant free continuing education credits for attendees.     

Programming Note:

Listen to Laurie Johnson’s live reporting on the C&M meeting tomorrow on Talk Ten Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m. EST.

Resources:  

https://www.cms.gov/files/document/march-2020-agenda-and-handouts.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/March-2020-Proposals.pdf.  

Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time it was published. However, due to the nature of industry changes over time we cannot guarantee its validity after the year it was published.
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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