6 Reasons Why ICD-10 Safe Harbor Won’t Work

Have You Heard? – June 24, 2015

The healthcare advocacy group “Coalition for ICD-10” recently released a statement outlining 6 reasons why recent efforts to create a “safe harbor”, or grace period for ICD-10, is dangerous. Read about their reasons on the HIT Consultant website:

6 reasons from the Coalition for ICD-10

Phase-in Instead of Cutover to ICD-10?

Have You Heard? – June 5, 2015

Tom Sullivan, in his article posted on the Healthcare IT News website, reports that a dozen or so members of Congress wrote a letter to the Acting Director of CMS, urging him to create a contingency plan in case CMS can’t process ICD-10 codes starting on October 1.

There is also an interesting suggestion to consider accepting “less granular codes” for a transition period while folks get used to the new code system.

Follow the links below to read the article and see the letter written to CMS:

Article at Healthcare IT news site

PDF of letter written to CMS