Regulatory Committee insight: COVID-19 coding updates from the Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting
by Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS
The ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee met September 8-9 to consider revisions to ICD-10 code set. The ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee is a joint effort of CMS and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The semi-annual meetings review proposals to add, revise, or delete specific ICD-10-CM procedural and diagnostic code assignments. Changes may be proposed by CMS and NCHS staff, as well as by industry consultants, advocacy groups, and the public. Each meeting engages a wide spectrum of coding issues across all clinical service lines.