• 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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