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House Members Mull October ICD-10 Launch at Hearing
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The U.S. implementation of the ICD-10 diagnosis coding system has been delayed several times, but members of a House subcommittee seemed to be leaning Wednesday toward making sure the current Oct. 1 deadline sticks. “Many providers and payers, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), have already made considerable investments in the ICD-10 transition, and any further delay will entail additional costs to keep ICD-9 systems current, to re-train employees, and to prepare, again, for the transition,” Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, said in his opening statement at a hearing on the issue.