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Congress Passes Legislation to Prevent Physician Payment Cuts and Delay ICD-10

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 10, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

On March 31st, the US Senate approved the 17th legislative “patch” to the Medicare sustainable growth-rate (SGR) formula. The patch extends the current 0.5% update for Medicare payments to physicians through the end of 2014; a freeze 0.0% is in place from January to March 2015. In addition, the legislation delays the implementation of the ICD-10 coding system for one year, until October 1, 2015  

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