AMA asks for 2-year grace period for ICD-10 errors

06/26/2013 | EHR Intelligence

The American Medical Association's House of Delegates voted to advocate that providers receive a two-year grace period for coding errors after the ICD-10 transition, forbidding payers from withholding payment on incorrectly coded claims and requiring them to provide feedback for coding errors, such as unspecified codes and incorrect diagnoses. The group also voted to reject the findings of an internal report and continue to back skipping ICD-10 in favor of going straight to ICD-11.

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