With the American Medical Association ramping up its fight against the ICD-10 code sets by asking House Speaker John Boehner for assistance in stopping mandated implementation, the American Health Information Management Association is warning against slowing down compliance work.

“If health care providers stop their ICD-10 planning and implementation now and wait to see if Congress will take action, they will not be ready in time for the compliance date,” Dan Rode, AHIMA vice president for advocacy and policy, says in a statement.

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