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Preparing for ICD-10; It’s Coming, Ready or Not
HealthLeaders Media

As October 1 draws closer and closer for the implementation of ICD-10, the remaining resistance by some physicians and their advocates, such as the American Medical Association (AMA), appears to be slowly waning.

The AMA still supports new legislative efforts to derail ICD-10, arguing physicians have enough on their plates between implementing electronic health records (EHR) and new payment and delivery models. At the same time, the organization is providing training tools for physicians to prepare for the changeover.

Certainly not all physician practices and their business associates are opposed to the change. The big question that remains is whether all of the players will be ready on October 1.