Monday March 31, 2014
On Monday, March 31,
2014, the Senate passed H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare
Act of 2014, which included a section delaying the implementation
of ICD-10-CM/PCS by at least one year. The bill will now go
before President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill into law.
H.R. 4302 states that the Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) cannot adopt the ICD-10 code set as the mandatory standard
until at least October 1, 2015. ICD-10 was originally set to
be implemented on October 1, 2014.