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AMA Delegate Blasts ICD-10 Implementation Requirements
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Physician groups have led much of the resistance against ICD-10 implementation. At its June Delegates meeting, the American Medical Association approved a resolution from W. Jeff Terry, MD, for a two-year grace period to protect physicians from errors and mistakes related to the code set.

Terry also authored an AMA resolution to delay ICD-10 in November 2011 which led to postponing implementation until October 1, 2014. Terry has practiced urology in Mobile, Alabama, since 1985 and has served as president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, president of the Alabama Urology Society, president of the Mobile Young Physician Society, and chairman of the Alabama Independent Physicians Association.