A health information management organization, Precyse, has sent an open letter to all healthcare colleagues regarding the proposed ICD-10 delay. The letter addresses the question many are pondering – What do we do now? Do we go forward with our planned ICD-10 implementation roadmaps?

MarketWatch brought this news to our attention in their article, “Precyse Open Letter on the Proposed ICD-10 Delay.” It is a quandary many have found themselves in since the decision to delay this long-awaited implementation. No one really has the answers.

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Melody K. Smith

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