The National Committee on Vital Health and Statistics sounds off about the possible ICD-10 delay.  Dr. Jusine M. Carr, Chairperson to the NCVHS urges Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services to decide upon and announce a delay (if there will be) as soon as possible.  The NCVHS recognizes the “significant financial burden” the delay could cause and further states “the delay should not be more than a year from the current deadline.”

MedPartners HIM is encouraging business partners, consultants and other collaborating entities to provide financial data to CMS on the cost of a delay.  How much has your organization spent so far and how much would need to be reinvested if there is a delay? CMS needs information including the impact a delay could have on jobs. Letters can be sent directly to:

Denise M. Buenning, MsM

Director, Administrative Simplification Group (ASG)

Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Denise.Buenning@cms.hhs.gov

410-786-6711