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ICD-10 Implementation Delayed

At the end of February 2014, Marilyn Tavenner the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said “there are no more delays (for ICD-10 implementation), and the system will go live on Oct.1,” 2014.

Fast forward one month.

On March 27, 2014 the house voted to delay the ICD-10 implementation date to as soon as October 1st, 2015.

H.R. 4302 titled “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014,” also referred to as the “doc-fix” bill, amends the Social Security Act and repeals Medicare™s Sustainable Growth Rate formula (SGR). A provision to delay ICD-10 implementation is included in the H.R. 4302 bill.

The legislation then went to the Senate.

On Monday March 31, 2014 the senate voted to pass H.R. 4302, which delays the SGR provision and the ICD-10 implementation date to as soon as October 1, 2015. The bill was signed into law by President Obama Tuesday April 1, 2014.

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