So the American Medical Association is asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ease off the pedal a bit on ICD-10. Pushing the deadline back by two years would be a good start, according to the AMA, but just a start.

CMS should use that extra time, it adds helpfully, to conduct a much-needed cost-benefit analysis, many of which have already been done (I just read through a RAND study commissioned by HHS way back in 2004) but need to be done again.

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