29 Adar II, 5774
BIG news in America's medical world:
The World Health Organization long ago alerted the federal government and the medical world of the USA that compliance with the most recent version of the
had better occur by October 1, 2014. BUT... things did not work out smoothly.
Some medical professionals objected to the most recent version, ICD10, citing its exacting levels of specificity and initially cumbersome use in daily life.
For reasons not clear to me, someone, not yet identified, inserted a single sentence to allow a vote against the use of ICD10 in a bill presented to Congress last week.
The hullaballoo began on Wednesday. On Thursday the House of Representatives voted to delay ICD10 implementation another year.
Today, Monday, US senators will vote to confirm or not to confirm that vote.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) cites serious financial and medical objections to the denial of ICD10's implementation/use in the USA.
AHIMA is getting the word out in multimedia and social media. An ICD10 medical coding student poised to be certified with credentials from AHIMA this summer, I hope that you'll join us in asking US senators to vote "NO" to bill HR4302.
Here are some of my Tweets on the topic. Click on the links in those messages or go directly to AHIMA's website http://www.ahima.org/ to learn more.
Lives, quality of lives,