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    ICD-10 is a national issue. No individual state can make a decision about this situation in the long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlock621@aol.com View Post
    The Texas Journal of Medicine just announced that the Texas AMA has stated they have voted not to implement ICD -10. They will delay it indefinitely, as long as it takes on a statewide level. This should be interesting, as once the Federal government implements it, the states will be forced to follow suit. Does this attitude sound like a spoiled little child saying "I don't want to play with you; I'm going to do what I want!"
    That is actually fairly humorous and sad all at the same time. It is not a state by state implementation it is a HIPAA amendment, only work comp and auto can elect to not convert and possiblynthatnis what they are referring to, who knows! I just reply that it is no worries, the US will not be implementing ICD-10 and I let it go at that. The fact is we are implementing ICD-10 CM which is a different code set.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Does Texas have it's own American Medical Association?

    I am as optimistic as anybody about the implementation of ICD 10 CM - not so optimistic that I am willing to hold my breath until October, but I digress! I'm ready and I believe I have my physicians as ready as they can be at this point. It's only the rest of the country I worry about (mostly the payors). Only acts of Congress, Obama, G.O.P lawsuits or CMS regulations stand in the way of progressing to the point where the rest of the world is (and was 15 years ago). I'm coming around... I truly believe there will be no further delays, though I wonder if we can get betting odds in a casino when we're all in Vegas next year?

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    fully confused, please be clear

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    Vijay, CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by vijaykc View Post
    fully confused, please be clear

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    Vijay, CPC
    To be clear, ICD 10 CM will be implemented nationwide on October 1, 2015!

    *Unless that changes.

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