ICD-10 delay in proposed SGR bill - Congress to Vote 3/27/14

CongressAs part of new legislation implementation of ICD-10 could be delayed until no sooner than Oct. 1, 2015. Section 212 of the bill states that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services "may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as the standard for code sets." The bill is set to go to the House floor for a vote Thursday, according to the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association. AHIMA is alerting its members to reach out to Congress to get the ICD-10 language taken out of the legislation. 

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