Alabama Lawmakers Urge for ICD-10 Delay

The Alabama Senate passed a Joint Resolution urging U. S. Congress to delay the Oct 1, 2015 ICD-10 implementation date. The resolution, backed by 30 Alabama state senators, suggests ICD-10 will “erode the relationships between the patients and their doctors,” and will create an ill-timed burden on a physician’s financial and staff resources. The resolution does little to change the mandated implementation, but shows a unified Alabama Senate opposed to the healthcare update. Alabama is the only state to petition for further ICD-10 delays.
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Alex McKinley is AAPC’s senior marketing communications manager. Prior to his work at AAPC he worked in the tax and accounting industry. He received his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications (Public Relations Emphasis) from the University of Utah.

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