New House Bill (HR 2247) Calls for ICD-10 Transition Period, But Not a Delay

Posted By  on May 13, 2015 through the Journal of AHIMA

A new bill has been introduced into the US House of Representatives that calls for a required ICD-10 transition period following the code set’s implementation on October 1. The bill, H.R. 2247, the Increasing Clarity for Doctors by Transitioning Effectively Now Act (ICD-TEN Act), would “require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide for transparent testing to assess the transition under the Medicare fee-for-serviceclaims processing system from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 standard, and for other purposes.”

This article can be found at http://journal.ahima.org/2015/05/13/new-house-bill-calls-for-icd-10-transition-period-but-not-a-delay/

And you can follow bill HR 2247 through it’s progression at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2247/all-info.

No further action has been taken on HR 2126, which is calling for the ICD-10 code set to be revoked.  You can follow HR 2126 at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2126/actions.

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