Docs Say 1-Year Delay For ICD-10 Isn’t Enough

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT) -- The one-year delay of the implementation of the new ICD-10 coding system, finalized Friday, does not go far enough to lessen the regulatory burden on doctors, the American Medical Association said Monday.

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a final rule officially delaying the planned implementation date of International Classification for Diseases, 10th edition, for one year, until Oct. 1, 2014.

The U.S. health care system currently uses ICD-9, which has been in use since 1979. Policy makers say ICD-10, which has...
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