One last attempt to block ICD-10

A bill was introduced into United States House by Ted Poe of Texas to stop the pending October implementation of ICD-10. ICD-10 is expansion of the current method of diagnostic code called ICD-9. It has been met with claims it will unnecessarily burden providers with little benefit to patient care. HR bill 2126 introduced on April 30, 2015 aims to stop the move to ICD-10 with the sponsor claiming it will increase medical costs without improving patient care.

This is the second attempt by Poe as he introduced a similar bill in 2013 which failed. The bill has currently gone to committee and could very well not make it out of committee. This could be the last indicator that ICD-10, postponed in the past, will not be delayed and finally implemented this year.

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