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.

2022 March CMC Meeting
The next annual CMC meeting is scheduled to convene on March 10 – 11, 2022 (Thursday- Friday). Proceedings begin on March 10th at 8:30 AM. Additional information concerning this meeting will be posted in December 2021.
  • The CMC meeting is when member organization representatives discuss and vote to accept, amend or decline each action request.
  • This an open meeting that includes public comment and discussion of any CDT Code Action Request before the committee.
  • 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.

2021 March CMC Meeting Action Summary

The Code Maintenance Committee (CMC) convened its Annual Meeting on March 11-12, 2021 to agree upon CDT Code changes to be incorporated into the code set. Information about the proceedings and decisions are in the Meeting Action Summary report, which includes the CMC’s rationale for changes rejected by the committee. The report is available to review and download now:

There are 45 changes to be included in CDT 2022 – 16 additions, 13 revisions, 6 deletions and 10 editorial. This CDT Code version is effective on January 1, 2022.

During this meeting the CMC also approved inclusion of eight new COVID-19 related procedure codes for inclusion in the code set’s current version – CDT 2021. Information about these procedures is in documents posted on the CDT’s "Coding Education"

The following PDF files contains the complete Editorial and Substantive action requests as submitted, in inventory # order, to supplement the meeting summary report’s content.


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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