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Monday, April 7, 2014

ICD-10: DON'T DELAY BECAUSE OF THE DELAY

Please don’t let your guard down because of the one-year extension of the ICD-10 deadline that Congress passed with the SGR patch. While TMA will continue to fight for a “never” start date for ICD-10, I still urge all of you to plan on having to put the new coding system in place on Oct. 1, 2015. For many physicians, especially those in small practices, the extension probably amounts to a reprieve. The research we’ve seen shows that most practices just hadn’t taken all the tough and complex steps needed to switch to this brand new coding language by the first of this October. See next month’s Texas Medicine and our ICD-10 Resource Center for guidance on what to do when and how to get started. Check out the tools, courses, and free videos we’ve compiled.

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