Some Health Data Management readers are not impressed with the American Medical Association’s decision to evaluate preliminary versions of ICD-11 as a possible alternative to replace ICD-9.

Such a move, skipping ICD-10 and waiting for ICD-11, would add several years to the deadline for an updated coding set beyond a new Oct. 1, 2014, compliance date that federal officials recently proposed for ICD-10--a year past the current date. Here’s a sampling of reader sentiment:

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