AHA Supports Postponing ICD-10 Until 2014

The American Hospital Association submitted a letter to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner yesterday, saying it supported a one-year delay of ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2014, but that CMS should finalize its proposal soon.

AHA also recommended CMS move forward with both the Clinical Modification and the Procedure Coding System versions at the same time, and the extra year should be used to conduct "extensive testing" on the effectiveness of ICD-10.

In February, AHA conducted a survey among 1,000 of its member hospitals, and 70 percent of respondents thought a short delay in ICD-10 implementation would be helpful. Overall, 41.8 percent of hospital respondents said they have completed an ICD-10 implementation plan, and hospitals with 300 or more beds are more likely than smaller community hospitals and critical access hospitals to have completed an ICD-10 implementation plan.

The American Medical Association wrote a letter to CMS saying the ICD-10 compliance date should be extended two years to Oct. 1, 2015, at a minimum.

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