I love it when the government supports my theory. The theory in this case is that we will go metric before we go ICD -10. Towards that end the government announced on Thursday, November 17, 2011 that that first piece of moving towards ICD-10 has been delayed.
All physicians were to begin electronically billing using the new updated form, version 5010. That was to begin in Jan. 2012. It has been moved to March 2012.
As easy as running a four minute mile (no I do not know the metric equivalent, America never went metric).