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Pay-per-view: A physician offers his perspective on ICD-10 implementation

APCs Insider, August 21, 2015

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Physician groups have led much of the resistance against ICD-10 implementation. At its June Delegates meeting, the AMA approved a resolution from W. Jeff Terry, MD, for a two-year grace period to protect physicians from errors and mistakes related to the code set. Terry also authored an AMA resolution to delay ICD-10 in November 2011, which led to postponing implementation until October 1, 2014.
In February, Terry gave testimony for the American Urological Association to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and was the only physician out of seven witnesses to testify against the implementation of ICD-10.
Briefings on APCs recently spoke with Terry to hear his opinion on the challenges facing physicians with ICD-10, and what types of errors his resolution would cover. His opinions do not necessarily represent those of the AMA or other physicians.
Continue reading "A physician offers his perspective on ICD-10 implementation" on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the August issue.

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