Given the AMA’s steadfast and relentless attacks on ICD-10, It came as quite a shock when I read this announcement from CMS. It appears CMS, while holding to the 10/1/15 compliance date, is meeting some of many physician’s fears regarding hiccups that could happen after the go-live date w/a possible increase in pends and denials.
What are your thoughts? Did this come as a surprise to you? Do you think we are out of the woods in regards to any last ditch efforts to delay the 10/1/15 date—again?