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ICD-10 Delay: Politics Versus Policy

By Chuck Buck | April 1, 2014

Politics and policy intersected yesterday when the U.S. Senate took up the House proposal from last week and voted to approve H.R. 4302, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. Language in the bill, tucked among other provisions, effectively delays the implementation of ICD-10 by one year.

“This surprise delay was not an action by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) but a political event that occurred,” wrote Stanley Nachimson in an email to ICD10monitor. “It (the delay) will, however, cause much chaos in the industry as health plans scramble to adjust their systems and policies back to ICD-9 from their planned October 2014 ICD-10 implementation.”

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