No, this has not been submitted this yet. Since we are in Canada, this will be submitted to Canada Health Infoway first as they maintain the pCLOCD for use in Canada. And sorry we do not have any more information.
We use the Canadianized version of LOINC – pCLOCD and do have a process that compares the new version and latest version, the basics would be the same for LOINC. The process produces 3 reports: 1) identifies net new terms and will overwrite our local codes if one has been created and included in the newest version 2) identifies terms that are not in the new version that were not in the last version (this should ideally not happen, but has on occasion). 3) identifies changes to term attritubutes for terms that are mapped to our local LIS codes. We use a locally developed tool for our mapping and have this process as a separate function within, we used to do this on spreadsheets which was very laborious. Saskatchewan uses approx 4500 LOINC codes and on average need to review about a dozen terms per version update.