SUCCESS: ICD-10 NOT INCLUDED IN SPENDING BILL
The Twitter Rally on December 10 in support of the October 1, 2015, ICD-10 implementation date let Congress know that #ICD10Matters, with approximately 5,000 tweets using the hashtag in one hour.
COMMITTEE ISSUES STATEMENT ON ICD-10
The United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee issued a statement last week assuring stakeholders of their commitment to ICD-10's implementation on October 1, 2015, saying the committee had "heard from a number of interested parties concerned about falling behind or halting progress." The committee says it will continue "close communication with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ensure that the deadline can successfully be met."
In the upcoming 114th Congress, the committee's chairman, Representative Fred Upton (R-MI), and House Rules Committee Chairman Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) are expected to ask both supporters and opponents of the code sets for information about ICD-10 readiness.