AMA stresses need for ICD-10 contingency plan

03/5/2014 | Medical Economics · Healthcare Informatics online

The American Medical Association has voiced its concern over the CMS' lack of a contingency plan in case the ICD-10 testing scheduled for this month encounters problems. "The slightest glitch in the ICD-10 rollout could potentially cause a billion dollar back-log of medical claims that jeopardizes physician practices and disrupts patients' access to care. ... At the end of the day sticking hard and fast to the ICD-10 deadline without a back-up plan to address disruptions in medical claims processing will hurt doctors and their patients," AMA President Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven said.

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