We do not support a delay in ICD-10. The delay hurts not only those who have invested dutifully to meet the CMS mandate on time, but it hurts independent contractors, small businesses, and Healthcare IT vendors who fill knowledge gap in Covered Entities who don't have the staff internally to meet this mandate.
health care providers must be proactive in understanding a strategy to avert potential disasters in their reimbursement system. With the thin margins that most hospitals already operate on, we believe this will be one of the most important aspects of implementing ICD10. ICD-10 is not just a new diagnostic system of coding; it is more importantly a new reimbursement system.