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AHIMA, AHA Voice ICD-10 Support to Senate and House

October 30, 2008
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Washington-based AHA and Chicago-based AHIMA have sent letters to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in support of the adoption of ICD-10, urging them to resist any efforts to delay adoption.

The letter states that ICD-9 is outmoded, and that if implementation doesn’t move forward now, vendors and users will continue to build and buy products — including EHR systems — that cannot handle the upgraded ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding system.

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