Code Maintenance Committee (CMC)
CDBP established its Code Maintenance Committee to ensure that all stakeholders have an active role in evaluating and voting on CDT Code changes. It is the body that votes to accept, amend or decline requests. The CMC is expected to arrive at decisions that are in the best interests of the profession and patients, and third-party payers/administrators.
CMC Meeting Reports
Report(s) of CMC decisions on all action requests submitted for consideration during the most recent annual CDT Code maintenance cycle may be downloaded by any member of the dental community, or the public at large.
March 2020 CMC Meeting Summary – Actions for CDT 2021
This report summarizes, in inventory number order, both Editorial Actions (corrections to grammatical and format errors in existing entries that do not affect purpose or scope) and Substantive Actions (requests for new codes, deletions of existing codes, and significant revisions to existing CDT Code entries).
Detailed information about each action request listed in the Meeting Summary report is in the following files, whose content served as the CMC meeting’s agenda items.
April 2020 Special CMC Meeting Summary – Additional Actions for CDT 2021
The CMC operating protocols enable the committee to convene by conference call when an urgent matter is identified for discussion by all member organizations. On April 14, 2020 the committee convened to address CDT Code actions prompted by the COVID-19 national public health emergency. The urgent matter addressed a means to document in-office patient testing procedures.
Detailed information about the action request listed in the Meeting Summary report is in the following file, whose content served as the meeting’s agenda.
Please direct requests for additional information concerning this and prior meeting activity to the CMC Secretariat via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or surface mail (American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611).
Next CMC Meeting
The next annual CMC meeting is scheduled to convene at ADA Headquarters in Chicago on March 11-12, 2021 (Thursday-Friday). Proceedings begin on March 11th at 8:30 AM in the 2nd floor Auditorium. The meeting will formally adjourn when the CMC has addressed all agenda items, which may be accomplished in less than the two days set aside.
- This an open meeting that includes public comment and discussion of any CDT Code Action Request before the committee.
- The CMC meeting is when member organization representatives discuss and vote to accept, amend or decline each action request.
- This meeting will adjourn when all agenda items have been addressed, which may be accomplished in less than the two days scheduled.
- The “listen-only” connection information for non-members who are interested in the proceedings will be posted on this web page one-week before the scheduled meeting.
- A compendium of all action requests on the next CMC meeting’s agenda will be posted on this page by mid-December.
CMC Process Document
This publication documents the CDT Code maintenance process. Content includes the list of Code Maintenance Committee (CMC) member organizations and their responsibilities, overview of the annual maintenance process, and provisions for meeting observers (non-members).
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