A new blog entry on the Web site of consultancy Beacon Partners takes issue with the American Medical Association's decision to fight implementation of the ICD-10 code set.

Beacon consultant Christine Kalish tells the AMA that "the ICD-10 train has already left the station." She also reminds the association that it worked with other stakeholders to get--and got--a two year extension of the compliance deadline, and then  "led the way in providing resources for physician practices to transition to ICD-10 within the agreed upon timeline."

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