The American Medical Association during its semi-annual policy making session has adopted a policy of fighting to stop implementation of the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure code sets.

The AMA's action comes less than 23 months before the ICD-10 compliance date of Oct. 1, 2013. The Department of Health and Human Services in August 2008 issued a proposed rule to adopt ICD-10 with a compliance date of October 2011.  Following public comment that the deadline was not achievable, the final rule in January 2009 extended the deadline by two years.

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