AMA to look at ICD-11 to replace ICD-9

The American Medical Association will evaluate preliminary versions of ICD-11 to replace ICD-9, it announced this week. President-elect Ardis Dee Hoven said in a statement that ICD-10 coding would create unnecessary financial and administrative burdens on doctors, and added that it was "critical to evaluate alternatives to ICD-9" so physicians could focus more on patient care. The AMA, last month, called for a two-year delay of ICD-10, saying that a yearlong delay was "not adequate to fully examine the appropriate scope" of the initiative. Announcement

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