Members of the American Medical Association had hoped that Reps. Pete Sessions and Fred Upton, chairs of the powerful House Energy & Commerce and Rules Committees, would put language extending the ICD-10 deadline for two years into the omnibus federal spending bill.
That didnt happen, but both representatives have been sympathetic to the concerns of physicians and have committed to having a hearing on ICD-10 issues in early 2015. But in a joint statement, Sessions and Upton indicated support for the current 2015 compliance data, while also pledging to take a hard look at the state of ICD-10 preparedness. Here is the statement:
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