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HHS Delays ICD-10 Deadline
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2/19/2012 | 1:27:00 AM
re: HHS Delays ICD-10 Deadline
Delaying ICD-10CM feels like our HIPAA experience with delays, delays, delays, and further delays. So many HIM specialists have paid and invested in their own training, like I have done. Furthermore medical facilities have already invested thousands of dollars towards implementation of ICD-10-CM.

1. Couldn't there be a special commitee assigned to investigate how other countries have implementated ICD-10? Find out about their successes and failures?

2. If ICD-10 Can;t be implementated all at once, could implementation be phased in by state or regions?

Please AMA and CMS I plead with you not to close the door on implementationg ICD-10-CM. ICD-10-CM captures greater specificity on conditions and will further reflect greatly on your case mix index on severity of illness. Work with AHIMA and AAPC towards phasing in ICD-10-CM.


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