Why are physicians once again asking Congress for further delay of the ICD-10 compliance date? It’s a simple reason, says Jeff Terry, MD, an urologist in Mobile, Ala. “CMS won’t talk to doctors, so that’s why we have to go to Congress.”

During the December 2014 lame-duck session of Congress, physician organizations including state and regional AMA delegations are pressing members of the House and Senate to approve a delay of ICD-10 until October 2017. And if that doesn’t work, they’ll keep trying in early 2015 to attach an amendment to legislation moving through Congress.

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