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Providers Frustrated, Seek Accommodation as ICD-10 Draws Near
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Grumbling about the much-delayed but now firm launch of ICD-10 in the U.S. — set for Oct. 1 — continues unabated, but the message seems to be shifting from demands for another postponement or outright cancellation to pleas for a phase-in period and forgiveness for the inevitable hiccups.

“What we’re asking for is a set of training wheels on this new bicycle if we’re forced to ride it,” said Gerald Harmon, MD, a member of the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees, a family medicine specialist in private practice in Georgetown, S.C. Harmon spoke on a panel hosted by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, here on Wednesday.