On October 1, 2015, a new standardized system of classifying disease, the ICD-10, will be imposed on practicing physicians and others in the health care sector. Since the 1980s, the U.S. has conflated the disparate goals of research and reimbursement by linking the ICD codes to payments for health care. This unwise policy will be compounded by replacing the current ICD-9 with the newer and vastly more complex ICD-10. Adoption of the ICD-10 comes with significant costs and trade-offs. This unfunded mandate not only perpetuates a misguided policy decision that confuses the disparate goals of research and reimbursement, but also adds significant financial and administrative burdens on physicians and other health care providers.
Join us as our panelists discuss their research and insight on this critical issue.
More About the Speakers
Stephen F. Hayes
Columnist, The Weekly Standard
Moderating a Discussion with
M.D. Candidate, Georgetown University, Class of 2018
Gerald Harmon, M.D.
American Medical Association Trustee, Board of Trustees
John S. O’Shea, M.D.
Senior Fellow, Health Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D.