On March 31, 2014, Congress approved bill H.R. 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 which creates a temporary fix to the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR). The bill also included a provision that states that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cannot adopt the ICD-10 code set as the standard no earlier than October 1, 2015. The ICD-10 compliance date had been previously delayed on September 5, 2012 when the deadline was extended from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014.
The Final Rule may be viewed at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-05/pdf/2012-21238.pdf.
Emdeon continues to press forward regardless of delay and we have completed remediation activities for foundational Emdeon products and services across the enterprise. Emdeon remains steadfast and focused in operational readiness activities to ensure we are fully prepared to support our customers during the transition to ICD-10.
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