Delay of ICD-10 In the Works?

Several news items surfaced yesterday (February 14, 2012) referencing comments made by acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner during the American Medical Association’s National Advocacy Conference. HealthIT News covered it here; Modern Healthcare here; and iHealthBeat here.

Most of the commentary has been that CMS can only delay the implementation and that it is extremely unlikely that the move to ICD-10 will stop entirely. The current deadline for ICD-10 conversion is October 13, 2012.

How are your practices preparing for the conversion to ICD-10? Are you having challenges with the HIPAA version 5010 transactions? If so, you’re not alone. The AMA has set up a reporting mechanism to track billing issues associated with the 5010 conversion. Also post your issues to AmericanEHR’s blog.

This post is the personal opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP does not endorse a specific EHR brand or product and ACP makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided herein.

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