Monday, August 2, 2010

Family physicians seek ICD-10-CM delay in testimony to Congress

On July 27, in testimony (warning: PDF) to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health titled "Regarding Implementation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act", Dr. Roland A. Goertz said that implementation of electronic medical records ought to take precedence over the switch to ICD-10-CM.

Dr. Goertz said "...practices are at their maximum capacities for change, and we ask that your committee not make additional requests of these physicians during this transition and even look at the required adoption of ICD-10 as something to delay."