Coalition for ICD-10 applauds CMS and AMA joint effort
The Coalition for ICD-10 applauds the announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association concerning their joint efforts to assist physicians prepare for the ICD-10 compliance date. We commend CMS for their efforts to assist small providers with ICD-10 preparations as well as for releasing additional guidance that will allow for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting process and help to ease physicians’ transition process. Coalition members continue to work together and with CMS to ensure a smooth, successful transition for all healthcare stakeholders. A list of ICD-10 resources to help physicians prepare for the transition is available on the Coalition web site. The Coalition looks forward to transitioning to ICD-10 on October 1 so that the US can start leveraging the many opportunities anticipated by the availability of better healthcare data. The ICD-10 coding standard is critical to advancing US health care through improved quality measurement, population health management, public health surveillance, clinical research, and healthcare payment.