Congress during the month of March expects to once again attempt a permanent fix to the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula for reimbursing physicians, and a delay in the ICD-10 compliance date could be in the mix, just as it was last year when the date was moved to Oct. 1, 2015.

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.), chair of the House Rules Committee, “has been meeting with physicians and discussing how ICD-10 will affect all parties in the medical community,” a spokesperson tells Health Data Management. “He has been thoughtfully looking into this issue but no legislation has been drafted.”

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