Health Care Payer News: 4 debatable points on the delay of ICD-10

Recently, the AMA created a bit of a stir declaring its support of pushing the ICD-10 implementation deadline back. Many experts have already commented on this stance and, surely, there will be more to come as well. AAPC was recently highlighted in an article around this controversy in Health Care Payer News under the heading “The United States would be behind the rest of the world if delayed (ICD-10).”

“The AAPC listed in a fact sheet that, “ICD-10 is a diagnostic coding system implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1993 to replace ICD-9, which was developed by WHO in the 1970s. ICD-10 is in almost every country in the world, except the United States,” Michelle McNickle, the author of the piece.


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