AMA to assess ICD-11 as a possible replacement for ICD-9

06/20/2012 | Government Health IT online

The American Medical Association has decided to examine ICD-11 as a potential substitute to ICD-10 for replacing ICD-9. "It is critical to evaluate alternatives to ICD-9 that will make for a less cumbersome transition and allow physicians to focus on their primary priority – patient care," Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, AMA president-elect, said in a statement. "The policy also asks stakeholders, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to examine other options," Hoven said.

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