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Four ICD-10 Fears, Decoded
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So much anxiety and uncertainty hover around ICD-10 that the incoming president of the American Medical Association, Steven Stack, says his organization would prefer to skip it altogether. “Let’s just get to ICD-11 and get it done properly,” he told a reporter this month.

The reasons are many. There are reports of tanked productivity in countries where it has been implemented, leery clinicians, and questions about whether implementation will benefit patient care are just a few of the concerns.