House Leaders Working To Ensure ICD-10 Implementation On October 1, 2015
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has been working with CMS to ensure the October 1, 2015 implementation of the ICD-10-CM code set is achieved. On December 10, 2014, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) issued a statement regarding their efforts to successfully meet the deadline.
“As we look ahead to the implementation date of ICD-10 on October 1, 2015, we will continue our close communication with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ensure that the deadline can successfully be met by stakeholders,” said Upton and Sessions in a joint statement.
Upton and Sessions acknowledged the importance of the ICD-10 implementation milestone and expressed gratitude for the healthcare community’s dialogue regarding the issue. “It is our priority to ensure that we continue to move forward in health care technology and do so in a way that addresses the concerns of all those affected and ensure that the system works.”
View the complete statement here.