The American Medical Association ( Ama )

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First, Do No Harm: Implement ICD 10 Now The American Medical Association (AMA) pushes to continue delaying implementation of ICD10. In 1975, The International Conference for the Ninth Revision of the International Classification Diseases, was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva. During discussions that lead up to the conference, the original intent was that there should be little change, other than some updating of classifications. This was mainly due to the expense of adopting data processing systems each time the classification was revised. A number of nations had become interested in using the ICD for statistical modeling and there was concern that the subject areas were incorrectly organized and pressure was put on the committee for greater detail in the coding classes. Additionally, there was a growing need for adoption and a way to enable the classifications that were more relevant for the evaluation and treatment of patients. Forward 20 years The ICD-10 coding model was endorsed by the WHO in May 1990 and came into use by member States beginning in 1994. Now ICD is currently under revision again, through the WHO Revision Process, with the release date for ICD-11 set for 2017.1 While every developed country has adopted the ICD-10, with the first country doing so on July 1st 1998. The United States has yet to adopt. A few short years ago One factor, preventing the United States’ implementation ICD-10, was the implementation of EDI Version
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