AAPC sends letter to HHS Secretary
After the testimony of Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, AAPC’s Vice President of ICD-10 Education and Training, among others at the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) meeting in June of this year, Jason VandenAkker, CEO of AAPC, sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell. The letter requests that AAPC be included as a Cooperating Party on the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee. The Cooperating Parties are responsible to develop the Official Guidelines for coding and reporting of ICD-10 in the United States and currently include: the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
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