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AMA Seeks to Stop ICD-10, Cites Soaring Costs
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The American Medical Association on Wednesday released a study it sponsored showing that projected physicians’ implementation costs for the federally mandated ICD-10 medical coding set will be as much as three times higher than initial estimates.

Coupled with the release of the study, AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, released a copy of the letter she sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking her to “strongly” reconsider the ICD-10 mandate, which takes effect Oct. 1.

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