The American Medical Association on June 9 during its annual meeting in Chicago adopted a number of new policies covering data use and other information technology processes as well as taking another shot at delaying ICD-10.

The association called for a two-year ICD-10 grace period “during which physicians will not be penalized for errors, mistakes and/or malfunctions of the system.” AMA also wants hardship exemptions for physicians whose billing software or claim clearinghouse service are unable to smoothly transition to the code set.

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