AMA Urges John Boehner to Halt ICD-10 Implementation

The American Medical Association has sent a letter (pdf) to Speaker John Boehner asking that Congress put a halt to the ICD-10 requirement that goes into effect Oct. 1, 2013.

The AMA argued ICD-10 will be costly to implement, estimating costs for a physician's practice could range from $83,290 to more than $2.7 million depending on the size of the practice.

Additionally, the AMA said the timing of ICD-10 "could not be worse" as physicians are also installing electronic health records.

ICD-10 has already been delayed once — CMS delayed implementation from Oct. 1, 2011, to the current deadline — but CMS has said it does not expect to delay ICD-10 implementation again.

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