The Texas Health Information Management Association (TxHIMA) is a Component State Association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). There are approximately 71,000+ members in AHIMA and TxHIMA has approximately 6,000 members.
Action Needed – Oppose Efforts to Delay ICD-10 to 2017
Recently, physician groups have asked Congress to delay ICD-10 until 2017. The 113th Congress will be considering health legislation for two more weeks before recessing for the year on Friday, December 12.
Please contact your US Senators and Representatives today. Ask them to support the October 1, 2015 compliance date and vote “no” on any additional delays.
We cannot afford another delay. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimated that the last delay has already cost the healthcare industry approximately $6.8 billion in lost investments, not including the cost associated with missed opportunities for better health data to improve quality of care and patient safety.
AHIMA’s Advocacy Assistant provides advocacy tools you can use contact your legislators. You can also learn more about what physician groups are asking Congress at the Journal of AHIMA website. http://capwiz.com/ahima/home/