I listened in via the Web on the Wednesday U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee hearing on examining ICD-10 implementation. The subcommittee chairman, Joseph Pitts of Pennsylvania, opened the meeting with a brief overview of ICD-10. Testimony was presented by Carmella Bocchino, executive vice president of America’s Health Insurance Plans; Richard Averill, director of public policy for 3M Health Information Systems; Kristi Matus,  chief financial and administrative officer for Athena Health; Sue Bowman, director of coding policy and compliance for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); William Terry, MD, representing the American Urological Association; John Hughes, MD, professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine; and Edward Burke, MD, who practices internal medicine in rural Missouri.

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