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Call to Action: Help DELAY ICD-10 Implementation

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The ICD-10 code set for reporting diagnoses and procedures has been delayed until October 1, 2015.  This significant change has the potential to place unnecessary and substantial burdens on the practice of medicine.  It is easy to see how ICD-10 will hurt our profession and further limit patient access to care. 
Congressman Pete Sessions of Dallas and Chair of the Rules Committee, is working with doctors to get another 2-year delay on the implementation of ICD-10 during the lame duck session. 
Congress still needs to hear your voice.  We are strongly encouraging all physicians to send the sample letter below by mail to Speaker John Boehner and Chairman Fred Upton, with a copy also sent Congressman Pete Sessions.  We ask you to copy the letter onto your personal letterhead, make 3 copies and sign them.  
You can download an electronic version of the letter by clicking here or visiting our Action Center at www.lacmanet.org/Advocacy/TakeAction
Please do this as soon as possible as the lame duck session will be over after Thanksgiving.  Please feel free to distribute this letter to every doctor you know.
On behalf of doctors, I thank you for your support and together our voices will be heard.

Pedram Salimpour, MD

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