If the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health has its way, there will be no further delays to implementation of ICD-10. In a hearing held Wednesday, the majority of subcommittee members expressed their desire to keep the current October 1, 2015 deadline for the code switchover.
Chairman Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-Penn.) voiced strong support for the ICD-10 transition later this year rather than another delay. “We need to end the uncertainty in my opinion and move forward to full implementation of ICD-10,” Pitts told his colleagues and witnesses at the hearing.