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GAO Outlook for ICD-10 Raises Questions
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A new federal audit that provides an upbeat assessment of progress towards ICD-10 implementation on Oct. 1 is downplaying some unresolved issues, the Medical Group Management Association says.

In a report requested by the Senate Finance Committee, the Government Accountability Office says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services “has taken multiple steps to help prepare covered entities for the transition, including developing educational materials and conducting outreach, and the majority of the stakeholders we contacted reported that both of those activities have been helpful to preparing covered entities for the ICD-10 transition.”