Task Force

CLI Global Society Coalition submits ICD-10 Proposal for 2021 update

As part of its mission to raise awareness and better define CLI disease, the CLI Global Society is leading a multi-specialty medical society task force to differentiate CLI disease from Peripheral Arterial Diseases in the medical coding and billing nomenclature, beginning with ICD-10 CM Diagnosis codes.

The goal is to support the myriad of coding professionals, educators, compliance staff and physicians to identify and define CLI in order to track and monitor patient treatments and outcomes in the future.

The CLI Global Society’s proposal was presented to the CDC ICD10 CM Coordination & Management Committee for addition to the 2021 update on October 1, 2019. This effort is a first step in building awareness, of the complexity associated with caring for patients who experience critical limb ischemia, among public and commercial payers.

Public comments were due by November 8, 2019 and is now under consideration by the CDC. The Society anticipate notification by June 2020 regarding the decision on the final codes in the “Official Addendum” to the FY 2021 Inpatient Payment Rule.

The hard work and effort of the members of the multi-society task force is greatly appreciated.


Barry Katzen, MD
Robert Lookstein, MD


Mehdi Shishehbor, DO


Mitchell Weinberg, MD


Sean Roddy, MD


Bulent Arslan, MD