AMA Pushes For Further Two-Year Deadline Delay on ICD-10
The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it would like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to push back the deadline for ICD-10 to “at least” October 1, 2015, reports a letter sent to acting administrator Marilyn Tavenner early 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,” says the AMA Chief Executive Officer James Madara, M.D. This letter comes almost simultaneously as the relaters from both the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American HEalth Information Management Association to Tavenner in relation to the ICD-10 deadline.
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