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Shortly after the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) recommended that the United States adopt ICD-10, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) assembled a session on the code scheme for its annual conference. The last-minute addition was so late, in fact, that the MGMA did not have time to include it on the printed agenda, and the only available time slot was 7 a.m.
A seemingly smaller but inevitably important milestone – HIPAA 5010 – stands between healthcare entities and ICD-10, both on the calendar and in IT back offices. And that deadline promises to measure the industry’s progress, or lack thereof, toward the forthcoming code sets.