tci Part B Insider - 2012 Issue 26

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Despite endorsement of a direct move to ICD-11 from the American Medical Association and others, don't be surprised to see CMS ignore that advice. \"It took the U.S. eight years to adapt the WHO version of ICD-10 and create ICD-10-CM for use in this country,\" the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) counters in a recent article.\"Regardless of the benefits of ICD-11, the U.S. would need a national version to allow for the annual updating required by Congress and U.S. stakeholders. Assuming that the development timeline for a national version or clinical modification of...

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