Too much is at stake with ICD-10 to pull back the reins Last Updated: March 19, 2015
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While there is no doubt that the transition from the 35-year old ICD-9 code set to ICD-10 involves change and some additional resources for healthcare providers, the public health benefits of the updated code set are compelling and irrefutable. An implementation delay would threaten public health, cause more disruption to the healthcare system, and impose $1 billion to $6.8 billion in unnecessary costs. Premier urges Congress to reject any legislative attempts to delay–for the fourth time–full implementation of ICD-10 or to put in place an equally problematic dual-coding transition period.

Read Premier’s Nexus on the impacts of another ICD-10 delay:

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