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Thread: AMA Voting down ICD-10?

  1. #11
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    Louisville, KY


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    This is a little bit hysterical on the AMA's part. (I use the word hysterical intentionally.) Point being, the comment period was over a long, long time ago. Is anyone even listening?

    Also, AMA's message got notice. AHIMA posted this shortly thereafter:

    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

  2. #12
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    Default Fred...

    It wasn't me bemoaning the fact that I'd have to learn. It was just alarming that the AMA voted it down now, when it has been in process for years. My point was what would the impact be? That's it. Please don't make it out to be something it's not. Thanks!
    Meegan Sweeney, CPC-A

  3. #13
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    Sorry you thought I was singling you out. That's not it at all. I even stated my opinion was to the "general audience" not anyone in particular.

  4. #14
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    Tacoma, WA


    Quote Originally Posted by msweeney76 View Post
    Thanks for the info, but here is an article on the official AMA website. I think if physicians gang together, there might be trouble between them and the WHO.


    I'm not saying that I wouldn't learn...but jsut wanted to see what was happening and if the AAPC reacted yet.
    LIke all the others have said...it is far too little too late to stop this ball from rolling!! The AAPC did a whole letter writing campaign a few years ago which helped to get the implementation date moved to 2013, but this is going to happen whether the AMA likes it or not at this point.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CEMC, COBGC
    AAPC Tacoma WA Chapter

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    Too bad they do not listen to those that are in the industry. I am originally from Canada and still have roots there so I deal with the medical system. To this day there is not one piece of evidence that ICD-10 will benefit patients and there is a great deal of evidence that countries that have implemented are still having difficulties with it.

    It may seem to late to change course because of the cost. Also being a CPA I would say it is time to cut the losses as the billions yet to be spent will do nothing to improve health of patients.

    Let's worry about the general health and improvement and not a reporting system that seems to do nothing to help.

    Let's see - in the US if we implement, we will already be several versions behind other countries - makes no sense to me.

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    AMA was very opinionated, if I may, last week in Chicago at the AHIMA convention about ICD-10, and they are powerful, but not as powerful as CMS who is backing ICD-10 totally.

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