The U.S. House of Representatives on March 27 plans to vote on fast-track legislation to delay the ICD-10 compliance date by one year to Oct. 1, 2015. The legislation also would delay Medicare payment cuts to physicians under the Sustainable Growth Rate formula until April 1, 2015.  Currently, the payment cuts go into effect on April 1, 2014.

The American Health Information Management Association opposes an ICD-10 delay and is urging members to call House Speaker John Boehner (R) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) and ask for removal of the language.

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