The American Medical Association, which has fought adoption of the ICD-10 code sets, is seeking feedback from physicians on the readiness of their software vendors to support the codes. The survey is intended to further demonstrate the challenges physicians face in adopting ICD-10," according to the AMA.
A 10-question survey for physicians that also covers vendor readiness for EHR meaningful use is available here. The association continues to argue that the code sets are a costly unfunded mandate and that many physicians may not receive upgrades to their software systems until well into 2014, with the compliance date remaining Oct. 1. Vendor responses to the survey will help support AMA advocacy on the matter, the association says in a statement.
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