Feds Stonewall ICD-10 Summit

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , April 23, 2014

The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, signed into law this month by President Obama, delayed implementation of the ICD-10 code set until at least Oct. 1, 2015. Stakeholders want some sense of a new implementation date when they hear from Denise Buenning with CMS's Office of e-Health Standards and Services.

Also Tuesday, the Coalition for ICD-10 gained a strong partner with the announcement that America's Health Insurance Plans has joined the industry's lead advocacy group.

"The implementation of ICD-10 is a critical step on the path to a more sustainable health system for consumers," AHIP President/CEO Karen Ignagni said in a media release. "We look forward to working with all members of the Coalition to help advance this important transition."

In addition to AHIP, Coalition for ICD-10 members include: American Health Information Management Association; American Hospital Association; BlueCross BlueShield Association; College of Healthcare Information Management Executives; WellPoint; Siemens Health Services; and 3M Health Information Systems.

"AHIP has always been for no delay and we are glad to have them on the coalition," Thomas Gordon said. "Everyone talks about end-to-end testing and 'are we ready?' so it's nice to make sure the payers are with you."


John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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1 comments on "Feds Stonewall ICD-10 Summit"


Harris Stutman (4/24/2014 at 1:37 PM)
Maybe I'm just naive, but why do all of the news articles I read on this, seem to imply that DHHS/CMS should have been ready to announce 'new plans' for ICD-10 as soon as Congress slipped the delay into a totally unrelated bill and that there is something nefarious in that 3 whole weeks have gone by while they figure out next steps. Does anyone think they were less blindsided than the rest of us? "Stonewall?" Really?

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