• Congress Vote To Delay ICD-10

    Wednesday March 26, 2014

    UPDATE: On 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. 

    Action on H.R. 4302 now moves to the Senate for a vote.  Senators are expected to vote on the bill in the coming days.   

    The bill,  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, 2015. 

      

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  • Senate Passes Bill that Delays ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation

    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.  

    The bill, 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.  

     

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