At a Sept. 23 meeting, the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee heard a proposal to create an additional code for the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, a widely used tool for measuring neurologic deficit and a scoring system for stroke intervention.

The ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee is composed of representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The committee is responsible for approving coding changes, developing errata, addenda and other modifications. Requests for coding changes are submitted to the committee for discussion at either the annual Spring or Fall C&M meetings.

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