Even with the deadline coming faster and faster, the American Medical Association continues their resistance to the ICD-10 coding classification transition.

This not so-surprising news came from ICD-10 Watch in their article, “AMA keeps up its vigorous opposition to ICD-10 implementation.” Continuing their declaration of unjust financial burden without any advance of patient care, the American Medical Association sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). They also got other medical associations to co-sign it.

The new ICD-10 coding classification system will have five times the number of codes to use for billing reimbursement than the current ICD-9 does. Their concerns are based on this and other challenges.

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Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.