Updated on: March 16, 2016

ICD-10: No Change at CMS, Official States

Original story posted on: December 14, 2011

EDITOR’S NOTE: Janis K. Oppelt’s complete coverage of the ICD10monitor-sponsored roundtable will appear in the Dec. 20 edition of ICD10monitor e-news.

"Nothing has changed at CMS relative to I-10 implementation... We haven't been given any clue that the implementation date will move." That was the official word provided by Denise Buenning, director of the administrative simplification group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of E-Health Standards and Services, during the roundtable discussion, “At the Crossroads: AMA’s Impact on ICD-10,” produced by ICD-10monitor on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.


Buenning and five other industry experts discussed the American Medical Association’s (AMA) November announcement that it “vigorously” opposes ICD-10 implementation and that it would work to stop it. In fact, Buenning said, CMS has developed “more traction on ICD-10,” and the other panel members agreed that that the AMA’s position has had no impact on their plans and that halting progress on ICD-10 implementation is a bad idea.

Other panelists included David Block, MD, co-founder, Health Care Mediation, LLC, Ian Bonnet, WellPoint vice president of federal mandates for ICD-10, Linda Kloss, president of Kloss Strategic Advisors, former chief executive officer of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Kyle McElroy, director of health information, management operations, IASIS Healthcare, and Lyman Somberger, executive director of revenue cycle management, Cleveland Clinic Health System.




Janis Oppelt

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