An appropriations bill stalled for a half-year in Congress and now possibly moving could be the vehicle by which the ICD-10 code set compliance date is once again extended.

The bill would fund the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies for fiscal 2015, which started October 1, and is viewed as “must pass” legislation during the current congressional lame-duck session in December. Any legislation not enacted by the end of 2014 must be reintroduced in the new Congress that starts in January.

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