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Concern and cautious optimism from IT leaders on possible ICD-10 delay
Modern Healthcare

Members of the physician informatics community expressed surprise, elation and concern in reaction to the CMS‘ announcement that it will reconsider the Oct. 1, 2013 implementation deadline for the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision family of diagnostic and procedural codes. “I am thrilled that folks are listening,” said Dr. Joseph Schneider, chief medical information officer and medical director of clinical information at Baylor Health Care System in Dallas. However, he said, “There are other, better ways to do this other than to go to a system that’s 30 years old coming up shortly.”