House OKs temporary SGR fix with ICD-10 delay

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a temporary fix to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) for one year in a bill that also delays ICD-10 implementation until at least October 2015 and postpones hospital compliance with the controversial "two-midnight rule" and recovery audits of medically unnecessary claims until March 2015.

The last-minute voice vote, arranged under special rules that provided for no amendments and limited debate, needed only a two-thirds majority (290) votes.

The bill still needs approval of the Senate before Congress' deadline of midnight on Monday, March 31. >> Read the full story at FierceHealthcare

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