The American Medical Association is asking House Speaker John Boehner to help stop implementation of the ICD-10 code sets and call on the industry to assess an appropriate replacement for ICD-9, The Hill newspaper reports.
“The implementation of ICD-10 will create significant burdens on the practice of medicine with no direct benefit to individual patient care, and will compete with other costly transitions associated with quality and health I.T. reporting programs,” the association contends in the three-page letter.
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