What does this bill mean for the healthcare IT industry? A lot. If President Obama signs the bill into law as he is expected to, ICD-10 will be delayed for at least one full year to October 1, 2015. And that’s not all: enforcement of the Medicare two-midnight payment rule will also be delayed. Prior to this delay, the industry has been working hard to switch over to the ICD-10 code set by October 1, 2014.
The bill, commonly known as the “doc fix” or SGR patch, contains these two provisions... [+]