February 9, 2015

Correction

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In the February 3, 2015 edition of ICD10monitor enews it was incorrectly reported that American Medical Association was currently working with the House Rules Committee Chair Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.) to add language to a 2015 fiscal year appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the departments of Labor and Education that would grant an additional two-year extension.

 

Representatives Upton and Sessions posted the following statement on their website last December on the implementation of ICD-10, the most recent coding system to be used by health care providers for reimbursement and other functions.

“As we look ahead to the implementation date of ICD-10 on October 1, 2015, we will continue our close communication with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ensure that the deadline can successfully be met by stakeholders,” said Upton and Sessions. “This is an important milestone in the future of health care technologies, and it is essential that we understand the state of preparedness at CMS. Following the most recent delay of ICD-10, we heard from a number of interested parties concerned about falling behind or halting progress. We would like to acknowledge and thank these organizations and individuals for opening up this dialogue and expressing their thoughts and concerns regarding this issue. It is our priority to ensure that we continue to move forward in health care technology and do so in a way that addresses the concerns of all those affected and ensure that the system works.”

Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time it was published. However, due to the nature of industry changes over time we cannot guarantee its validity after the year it was published.
Chuck Buck

Chuck Buck is the publisher of ICD10monitor and is the executive producer and program host of Talk Ten Tuesdays.