Senate Approves ICD-10 Delay

The Senate approved a bill yesterday evening that prevents cuts to Medicare physician payments from going into effect for one year and delays the conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes for at least one year. The Senate voted 64-35 in favor of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which the House approved last Thursday. If President Obama signs the legislation, it will be the 17th such patch that Congress has enacted since the Medicare sustainable growth-rate formula became law in 1997. The bill passed Monday would also delay enforcement of a controversial inpatient payment rule for hospitals, the “two-midnight rule,” for six months.  Please click here for more information ICD-10

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