Transition to ICD-10 should not be delayed again

February 13, 2015 11:06 AM

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Transition to ICD-10 should not be delayed again

On Wednesday, hearing took place examining ICD-10 implementation. In the hearing, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health have made it clear that they do not want to see any further delay in the transition.

Rep. Joseph Pitts said that ICD-9 is over three decades old. Therefore, it is unable to have the data required to keep a track of the changes in modern medical practice. “Many providers and payers, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, have already made considerable investments in ...

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