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ICD-10 proponents ready to fight any delays linked to ‘doc fix’
Modern Healthcare

Proponents of implementing the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural coding system are vowing not to be ambushed during this year’s “doc fix” legislation debate in Washington. A last-minute delay in ICD-10 implementation for 2014 surprisingly was tucked into last year’s federal “doc fix” bill.Talks about how to stave off a 21.2% cut in Medicare payments to doctors have heated up on Capitol Hill in recent days. Legislators have until March 31 to pass legislation to prevent the sustainable growth-rate formula from being implemented.