The Senate Appropriations Committee opted not to adopt amendments aimed at slowing down full implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS in a markup session of an appropriations bill Thursday morning. The bill has advanced to the floor for a vote, but the possibility for amendments remains.
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A bill has been introduced into the US House of Representatives that would stop the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS.
This morning bipartisan leaders of the US House Energy and Commerce and House Ways and Means Committees introduced a bill that, if passed, would permanently replace Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). The bill, H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, did not include any language related to an ICD-10 delay as of press time, though AHIMA’s advocacy staff has said they are monitoring the proceedings closely for any potential amendments.
Healthcare professionals that work with coded data on a daily basis were well represented in the US House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing, titled “Examining ICD-10 Implementation,” which took place Wednesday morning in Washington, DC.