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External ICD-10 Resources for Small Practices:
External ICD-10 Resources for All Practices:
AMA Urges CMS to Reconsider ICD-10 Mandate in Letter to HHS (2/12/2014)
On February 12, the American Medical Association sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) claiming that ICD-10 impedes physician progress to a performance based environment and will be financially disastrous for physicians in small or large practices. Read the letter here.
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Research Shows Less Than 10% Ready for ICD-10 (2/3/2014)
The MGMA recently released a report that reflects that less than 10 percent of small practices are ready for the full transition to ICD-10 that will occur on October 1st of this year. View the report.
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's Survey Results Indicate Providers Not Ready for ICD-10 (4/11/2013)
On April 11, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) arguing that based on its recent survey results, the healthcare industry is not making enough progress to manage a smooth transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by October 2014. To view the letter, click here.
CMS Response Indicates ICD-10 Implementation Will Continue As Planned on October 1, 2014 (2/12/2013)
On February 12th, Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator for the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), responded to the AMA's December 20, 2012 sign-on letter regarding ICD-10. The administration is declining the AMA's request to halt the implementation of ICD-10. Furthermore, the administration has determined that it will move forward with the implementation date of October 1, 2014. To view the letter, click here.
Academy Signs on to ICD-10 Sign-on letter Advocating to Halt ICD-10 Implementation (12/20/2012)
On December 20, 2012, the Academy along with numerous other physician associations and organizations signed on to a letter to the Acting Administrator at the Center for Medicare / Medicaid Services (CMS) to halt the implementation of the ICD-10 code set as a necessary step for removing regulatory burden from physicians and ensuring that small physician practices are able to keep their doors open. To view the letter, click here.
ICD-10 UPDATE: HHS Finalizes October 1, 2014 as ICD-10 Compliance Deadline (8/24/2012)
On Friday August 24th, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized its proposed rule that among other things, establishes a unique health plan identifier (HPID) requirement for health plans and delays the ICD-10 compliance deadline to October 1, 2014. For further details, see HPA's summary of the final rule (member login required).
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