CMA to re-examine ICD-10 timeline

AMA pushing to stop ICD-10According to tweets from the Massachusetts AMA branch: today (14 February, 2012) Marilyn Tavenner, the acting administrator of the CMS, has suggested to an AMA audience that CMS will re-examine the timeline for ICD-10.

The AMA has been calling for an ICD-10 implementation delay since last year, with the sequence of events to reach this point covered in an earlier article here.

While the AMS's opposition to ICD-10 has been most visible, there have been other concerns, including a recent request by Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) which stated "we have been very concerned about the implementation strategy adopted by CMS. There has been no pilot test, no funding for physician practices, no true cost-benefit analysis, no established process for moving the industry forward. Without these steps completed, and with the problems we have faced implementing the 5010 transaction set, MGMA does not believe CMS should move forward with ICD-10."