Texas Docs Want HHS To Drop New Coding System

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT) -- The Texas Medical Association on Friday urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to scrap its proposed rule requiring health care providers to switch their billing systems to the updated ICD-10 coding system, a month after the agency said it would delay the switch.

In a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the TMA said that while it appreciated the delay, the switch would still unnecessarily burden doctors and argued that it would be more cost-effective for the agency to wait to implement the...
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