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HIMSS to CMS: Move forward with ICD-10
Modern Healthcare

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the Chicago-based trade group for health information technology developers and users, has encouraged the CMS to stay the course on nationwide adoption of ICD-10.

In a four-page letter to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and signed by HIMSS President and CEO H. Stephen Lieber and board Chairwoman Willa Fields, a professor in the school of nursing at San Diego State University, the pair urged the CMS “to give a strong message to the industry that ICD-10 has already been thoroughly vetted, will be implemented on the (Oct. 1, 2014) regulatory date, and that we must move forward with the nationwide implementation.”