Health Information Management

AHIMA, AAPC provide testimony on ICD-10 delay

ICD-10 Trainer, June 29, 2012

Until HHS issues a clear and direct statement on a final ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date, some healthcare entities will stop any progress to compliance with new ICD-10 requirements, according to Dan Rode, vice president for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in Chicago. Rode testified during the June 20 meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Subcommittee on Standards.

That HHS statement should indicate that the government will not further delay ICD-10 implementation and give a firm and final implementation date, Rode added.

HHS needs to announce a final compliance date as soon as possible, Rode said. The continued delay in announcing the actual compliance date is increasing the cost of implementation and slowing momentum.

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