Obama signs SGR patch

President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed H.R. 4302, which implements another 12-month patch to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula, a day after the Senate passed the measure. In addition to delaying deep Medicare payment cuts to physicians under SGR, the bill delays ICD-10 until at least October 1, 2015. The ICD-10 delay passed despite assurances from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that the government would not enact further implementation delays. Under H.R. 4302, "the Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as the standards for code sets." Read the full article at FierceHealthIT


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