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AMA Voting down ICD-10?

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    Default AMA Voting down ICD-10?
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    Is this true? What will this mean for coders??
    Meegan Sweeney, CPC-A

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    Quote Originally Posted by msweeney76 View Post
    Is this true? What will this mean for coders??
    No the AMA can't "vote down" the implementation of ICD-10. They can express an opinion, which they have back when all this was being discussed. ICD-10 will happen so coders need to be getting the education they need to be prepared.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    The AMA can only use their power to try to persuade but nothing more than that. Albeit, I agree that there is no benefit to patients. The system has been in use for years in the vast majority of the world and not one organization can show how it has benefited the patient. Therefore if there is no benefit, why spend the billions to implement? Oh yea - the government has the hands in places they ought not be again - just like the shortage of drugs is a direct impact of wonderful government intervention. They do not know how to run a business so let them stay on the sideline and watch (but this is not possible)

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    Default Arlene...
    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.

    http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/site/house-more.htm

    I'm not saying that I wouldn't learn...but jsut wanted to see what was happening and if the AAPC reacted yet.
    Meegan Sweeney, CPC-A

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    Interesting article.
    LeeAnn

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    Interesting but I really doubt that it has any teeth at a;ll. The HIPAA reg has been written and train has already left the track for implementation. This date has been on the books for over 5 years, and just now they want to stop it???? I do not think so! ICD-10 CM is easy and is better. So much better that reimbursement will happen much quicker as there will be less questioning of procedure necessity and less confusion on the part of the payer. This is a good change and is way overdue! The codes are so so much better.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    This made me laugh! Debra makes a great point. This is not going to happen!! Where were they years ago???? Not all physicians belong to the AMA, so I dont believe they would ALL get on board. Too much money has been spent with practices and facilities getting on board to turn back now. IT WILL HAPPEN! Also, when the AMA says there needs to be an alternative to ICD-9?!?!?!?!? What do they want, for the powers that be to start ALL over NOW??? In my opinion, the AMA has lost some credibility with this proposal.
    Machelle Morningstar, CPC, COC, CEMC, COSC
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

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    I agree with Debra and Machelle, too much time and money has already been spent to turn back. I think they need to focus there resources on trying to help physicians through the transition.

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    Default More a vote of frustration
    Given everything that is happening - EHR's, HITECH, PQRS, Meaningful Use, and PPACA all thrown at the providers in such a short period of time, I believe this was truly just a way to vent their frustration, and if they believe anything can be delayed or stopped, the ICD-10 changes were the one that could. But it won't happen - like others said, too much time and money has been invested thus far. If anything this isn't too SOON, but about 5-7 years too LATE!

    Lance Smith, MPA, COC, CPMA, CEMC, RHIT, CCS-P, CHC, CHPC

    Director, Health Information Management
    HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
    Kingston, NY


    2016 Secretary
    Ellenville, NY Local Chapter

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    I agree with you all, especially Lance's point on the venting of frustration. Too much time, too much money and too much anticipation to stop and turn around at this point. If learning to use new codes and being more specific in documentation is going to bug you (general you) then someone's in the wrong career.

    I like the changes coming. Of course I'm in gastro so it's not so tough for me. I pity ortho.

    Fred Langley, CPC

    OO wait, I just noticed someone else from the Peanut Gallery known as North Carolina already spoke on this, dang it, late again.
    Last edited by coachlang3; 11-17-2011 at 08:53 AM. Reason: Adding brevity and humor where possible!!!

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