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House to vote on ICD-10 delay

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The House Rules Committee approved for a vote a new bill that would delay the conversion to ICD-10 by one year to October 2015:

SEC. 212. DELAY IN TRANSITION FROM ICD–9 TO ICD–10 CODE SETS.

The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD–10 code sets as the standard for code sets under section 1173(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d–2(c)) and section 14 162.1002 of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations.

The bill is expected to be voted on by the House of Representatives on Thursday, March 27th before going to the Senate.


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