AMA wants two-year delay of ICD-10

The American Medical Association wants the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend the deadline for ICD-10 "at a minimum" to Oct. 1, 2015, according to a letter sent to acting administrator Marilyn Tavenner last week. "A year's delay does not provide CMS with adequate time to fully examine the appropriate scope of ICD-10 and true costs to physician practices," AMA CEO James Madara, M.D. wrote. The request comes on the heels of letters from both the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American Health Information Management Association to Tavenner regarding the ICD-10 delay. Letter (.pdf)

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