The concerns over the deadline of the ICD-10 coding classification transition switched over to concerns over the delay of the deadline in the past few months. This left many healthcare organizations in flux. Now the American Medical Association (AMA) says it wants the ICD-10 implementation date delayed to Oct. 1, 2015.

This interesting news was found on Healthcare Finance News in their article, “AMA claims it wants to delay ICD-10 implementation 2 years.” They have also asked for a cost-benefit analysis of the administrative and financial impact of ICD-10 implementation and a search for an alternative to the ICD-10 code set.

Many aren’t waiting on a deadline to be announced, but trudging forward with the necessary preparations. Access Innovations offers a solution for those that aren’t waiting on a date. Developer of the M.A.I. machine assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, they provide a range of services that deliver tag integrity.

Melody K. Smith

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