The nation will switch to the International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) Oct. 1, 2014 rather than the original Oct. 1, 2013 date, according to a proposed rule. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the proposed regulation April 9, which was published in the Federal Register April 17 with a 30-day comment period. (more…)
April 9th, 2012
Only five business days remain before the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 provision that extended the zero percent update to Medicare physician pay rates expires. The American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 (HR 4213), or “extenders bill,” would prevent the 21 percent pay cut from going into effect June 1 and provide payment updates to physicians for the next three years. This would buy Congress some time to work on reforming the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which has repeatedly threatened physician reimbursement for medical services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.
May 21st, 2010