The American Health Information Management Association has released an online ICD-10-CM/PCS resource aimed at alleviating physician concerns about implementing the new code set.
There has been an array of misperceptions, misinformation, and misrepresentations concerning ICD-10-CM/PCS—making it hard to discern the true facts. Due to the increased concerns, bills have been introduced in Congress to postpone or entirely abandon the con-version to ICD-10.
Most of the controversy regarding ICD-10 has focused on the assertion that the code set will impose a major burden on physicians due to its level of detail and the number of codes. However, this assertion is not supported by the facts.