Competing priorities and strained resources are just two of the many reasons some physicians are reporting delays in their efforts to prepare for the advent of ICD-10, First Class Solutions Chief Operating Officer Rose Dunn told a national audience on the most recent edition of Talk-Ten-Tuesday.

The former president of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) also cited the American Medical Association’s well-documented reluctance to embrace the new coding sets as a reason for the delays. But by leveraging the help of health information management (HIM) professionals, she added, these setbacks can be overcome.

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