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Delay forces AHIMA to broaden ICD-10 summit
By Joseph Conn | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Congress forced every healthcare organization to adjust their ICD-10 plans this month, and the American Health Information Management Association was no exception.
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Doc groups vow continued push for SGR fix
By Andis Robeznieks | April 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Representatives of the nation's largest physician group practices are saying a permanent fix to Medicare's oft-postponed caps on physician pay isn't dead yet—even if it's barely breathing at this point.
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'Doubled doubt and disappointment in SGR and ICD-10 delays', and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One-year sustainable growth-rate fixes can be funded annually, but the projection over the next three decades for a permanent fix is a budget buster.
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Temporary SGR fix frustrates many
By Catherine Hollander | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Spurring anger among physicians, President Barack Obama signed a bill last week preventing steep cuts to Medicare physician payments for one year after Congress failed to agree on a way to pay for permanent physician payment reform.
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SGR, ICD-10 extensions approved by Senate
By Catherine Hollander | March 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Senate approved a bill Monday evening that prevents steep cuts to Medicare physician payments from going into effect for one year and delays the conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes for at least one year.
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Late effort to advance permanent SGR fix fails in Senate
By John N. Frank and Catherine Hollander | March 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) failed in a last-ditch effort to move a permanent overhaul of Medicare's formula for reimbursing physicians, making it likely the Senate would pass a temporary fix Monday that would also delay the conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes.
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All aboard the last train, see you next year on Medicare SGR
By Paul Demko | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Congress appears poised to pass yet another patch to Medicare's unpopular sustainable growth-rate formula for physician payments despite fervent opposition from the American Medical Association, its allies and others.
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Blocked on a metaphor
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The latest temporary “doc fix”—the 17th cancellation in physician pay cuts theoretically imposed by Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula—needs a new metaphor.
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House passes contested 'doc-fix' patch with ICD-10 extension
By Paul Demko | March 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Despite opposition from doctors' groups, the House of Representatives passed a one-year patch for Medicare's unpopular sustainable growth-rate formula for physician payments on a voice vote Thursday, and in the same bill extended the implementation deadline for ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural...
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Temporary 'doc-fix' agreement reached, Boehner says
By Paul Demko | March 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Another temporary 12-month patch will be enacted for the “doc fix” prior to the scheduled March 31 expiration of the current patch, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated Wednesday. The House bill authorizing the latest patch also includes provisions to extend the deadline for...
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