A bill that would allow providers to submit claims using either ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes after the October 1, 2015 ICD-10 transition date was introduced into the US House of Representatives on Friday.
In a landslide 392 to 37 vote, the US House of Representatives this morning passed legislation that provides a permanent replacement to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) that has vexed healthcare providers for more than a decade. The bill, H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, did not include any references to ICD-10 implementation or an ICD-10 delay.
A key Congressional committee will be holding a stakeholder hearing on ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation next week. The “Examining ICD-10 Implementation” hearing, set for 10:15 am ET on February 11, is being held by the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on healthcare, which is chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA).