House and Senate passage of legislation delaying the ICD-10 implementation deadline by one year to October 2015 is proof that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' approach to the code switchover is flawed and CMS must "reset" the process, argues Robert Tennant, senior policy advisor at the Medical Group Management Association.

"We believe that this is recognition that physician practices and others were facing a monumental challenge in meeting the October 1, 2014 deadline for ICD-10," Tennant told Health Data Management. "I think Congress did the right thing by recognizing that well in advance and allowing CMS to reset the process."

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