AHIMA lauds CMS and CDC for early release of code list
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) commends the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for releasing the new ICD-10-PCS and ICD-10 CM codes which will give the healthcare community additional time to prepare to meet the Oct. 1, 2016 implementation deadline for coding updates.
“The release of the new ICD-10-PCS and ICD-10 CM codes will provide additional time for the industry to prepare, and the new codes will enhance the specificity of patient stories captured in their health records,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA. “The healthcare community proved during a smooth transition to ICD-10 that it is well equipped to meet this opportunity and challenge. As always, AHIMA continues to stand ready to help providers meet the implementation deadline for these important coding updates.”