Wednesday March 26, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014, the US House of Representatives passed a
bill that would delay the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS to
October 1, 2015. Bill, H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to
Medicare, mainly adjusts the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) for
Medicare payments. The SGR outlines how much physicians get
paid for their services. However, the bill includes a seven
line section (Section 212) which delays the implementation of
ICD-10-CM/PCS to October 1, 2015.
H.R. 4302 now moves to the Senate for a vote. Senators are
expected to vote on the bill in the coming days.
which would amend the Social Security Act to extend Medicare
Payments to physicians and change other provisions of the Medicare
and Medicaid programs and adjust the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR),
also includes a section that would delay ICD-10 to October 1,
Monday March 31, 2014
On Monday, March 31,
2014, the Senate passed H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare
Act of 2014, which included a section delaying the implementation
of ICD-10-CM/PCS by at least one year. The bill will now go
before President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill into law.
H.R. 4302 states that the Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) cannot adopt the ICD-10 code set as the mandatory standard
until at least October 1, 2015. ICD-10 was originally set to
be implemented on October 1, 2014.