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*NEW* AMA Urges CMS to Reconsider ICD-10 Mandate in Letter to HHS (2/12/2014)
On February 12, the American Medical Association sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) claiming that ICD-10 impedes physician progress to a performance based environment and will be financially disastrous for physicians in small or large practices. Read the letter here.
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's Survey Results Indicate Providers Not Ready for ICD-10 (4/11/2013)
On April 11, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) arguing that based on its recent survey results, the healthcare industry is not making enough progress to manage a smooth transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by October 2014. To view the letter, click here.
CMS Response Indicates ICD-10 Implementation Will Continue As Planned on October 1, 2014 (2/12/2013)
On February 12th, Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator for the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), responded to the AMA's December 20, 2012 sign-on letter regarding ICD-10. The administration is declining the AMA's request to halt the implementation of ICD-10. Furthermore, the administration has determined that it will move forward with the implementation date of October 1, 2014. To view the letter, click here.
Academy Signs on to ICD-10 Sign-on letter Advocating to Halt ICD-10 Implementation (12/20/2012)
On December 20, 2012, the Academy along with numerous other physician associations and organizations signed on to a letter to the Acting Administrator at the Center for Medicare / Medicaid Services (CMS) to halt the implementation of the ICD-10 code set as a necessary step for removing regulatory burden from physicians and ensuring that small physician practices are able to keep their doors open. To view the letter, click here.
ICD-10 UPDATE: HHS Finalizes October 1, 2014 as ICD-10 Compliance Deadline (8/24/2012)
On Friday August 24th, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized its proposed rule that among other things, establishes a unique health plan identifier (HPID) requirement for health plans and delays the ICD-10 compliance deadline to October 1, 2014. For further details, see HPA's summary of the final rule (member login required).
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