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    The American Medical Association (AMA) has asked the federal government to delay the implementation deadline for ICD-10 from Oct. 1, 2014, until Oct. 1, 2015, "at a minimum."

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      Tavenner (CMS) stated that ICD-10 deadline will not be extended.  The report does state that “she acknowledged that some providers and health IT vendors may have legitimate issues, such as the late delivery of tested and certified software, or EHR vendors going out of business, that might preclude them from achieving timely compliance with Stage 2.  In those instances, Tavenner said, the CMS is willing, on a case-by-case basis, to entertain applications for “hardship exemptions.” Even with the exemptions, she said, CMS expects all Stage 2 providers to fully meet all Stage 2 criteria by 2015 while still encouraging everyone else eligible to meet them this year.”  You can read the breaking news and full story here.

       

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