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Physicians’ ICD-10 Fears ‘Unfounded,’ Says AHIMA
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The call by 100 physicians’ societies across the nation for a backup plan if snafus snarl the scheduled ICD-10 rollout in eight months suggests that doctors are reconciled to the Oct. 1 start for the diagnostic coding set, the leader of one health information technology trade group says.

The American Medical Association and 99 state and specialty societies, in a March 4 letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andrew Slavitt, express concerns that no contingency plans are in place to avoid failures that could result “in a significant, multi-billion dollar disruption for physicians and serious access-to-care issues for Medicare patients.”