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ICD-10 coding implementation unhindered

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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President's Information Technology Advisory Committee unanimously recommends adopting the SNOMED-CT system to standardize electronic health records without altering timetable for ICD-10 implementation. "We want to be clear that in no way, shape or form do we intend to slow down the adoption of ICD-10s," Health & IT Subcommittee co-chair Jonathan Javitt, MD, stated at the June 17 meeting in Arlington, Va. AdvaMed was among stakeholders concerned with a draft recommendation, which called for a cost-benefit study to compare using ICD-10s with SNOMED CT to replace the ICD-9 system (1"The Gray Sheet" June 14, 2004, p. 31)...
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