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Hospitals to Congress: Don’t Delay ICD-10
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The nation’s leading hospital associations want the lame duck Congress to avoid further delays of the Oct. 1, 2015 implementation date for the ICD-10 diagnostic coding set.

In a letter to House and Senate leaders in both parties, the American Hospital Association, America’s Essential Hospitals, the Association of American Medical Colleges, Catholic Health Association of the United States, and three other hospital associations said the “implementation delays have been disruptive and costly for hospitals and health systems, as well as to healthcare delivery innovation, payment reform, public health, and healthcare payment.”