The American Health Information Management association, in a comment letter on the April 17 proposed rule to delay ICD-10 implementation by one year, seeks guarantees that there will not be further deadline extensions.

AHIMA in the letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, makes clear its position continues to be that there should be no delay in the present ICD-10 deadline of Oct. 1, 2013, and any such delay should be short.

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