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SNOMED, ICD-11 Not Feasible Alternatives to ICD-10 Implementation

Are there alternatives for ICD-9-CM other than ICD-10-CM/PCS? In fact, use of SNOMED CT or waiting for ICD-11 have both received attention. AHIMA’s Sue Bowman addresses why neither of these approaches is a reasonable alternative. She argues that the US must remain fully committed to transitioning smoothly to ICD-10-CM/PCS on October 1, 2015 while leveraging the exciting opportunities presented by this transition.

SNOMED, ICD-11 Not Feasible Alternatives to ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation
Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA
Senior Director, Coding Policy and Compliance/Public Policy
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

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