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Industry pushes forward after disappointing vote

March 28, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - In a setback for the HME industry, the House of Representatives on March 27 passed a “doc-fix” bill that contains no amendments to fix the competitive bidding program.“Am I frustrated? Absolutely,” said Tom Ryan, AAHomecare president and CEO. “But I remain confident that the support we've ginned up over the past several months (will continue).”The temporary fix prevents a 24% cut in Medicare payments to physicians for one year. The Senate is scheduled...

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House passes 'doc fix' bill with ICD-10 delay

March 27, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives today voted to approve a “doc-fix” bill that includes a provision to delay ICD-10 implementation for a year.The Senate is also expected to take up the measure today.The House Ways and Means Committee on March 26 released a version of its “doc-fix” bill that includes the following sentence: “The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to Oct. 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as the standard for codes sets,”...

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