House Members Mull October ICD-10 Launch at Hearing

February 12, 2015 6:12 PM

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House Members Mull October ICD-10 Launch at Hearing

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. implementation of the ICD-10 diagnosis coding system has been delayed several times, but members of a House subcommittee seemed to be leaning Wednesday toward making sure the current Oct. 1 deadline sticks.

"Many providers and payers, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), have already made considerable investments in the ICD-10 transition, and any further delay will entail additional costs to keep ICD-9 systems current, to re-train employees, and to prepare, again, for the tra...

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