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Congress to Vote on ICD-10 Delay Bill

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The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, if approved, would delay the compliance date for ICD-10 until 2015, according to an EHR Intelligence report.

The bill is focused on extending Medicare payments to physicians and Medicare and Medicaid programs affected by the Sustainable Growth Rate.

The American Health Information Management Association urged its members to contact representatives and senators to call for the removal of the ICD-10 delay provision.

CMS estimates that an ICD-10 delay could cost anywhere from $1 billion to $6.6 billion, according to AHIMA.

The House of Representatives is slated to vote on the bill today.

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