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ICD-10 UPDATE










Senate approves House-passed SGR patch


On March 31, 2014, by a vote of 64-35, the Senate agreed to legislation passed by the House of Representatives, H.R. 4302, which delays for one year a 24% cut to Medicare physician payments resulting from the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. The legislation is expected to be signed into law by the President. In addition to the SGR provisions, the legislation:





  • Extends the 1.0 work Geographic Practice Cost Index (GPCI) floor and therapy cap exceptions process for one year



  • Delays the transition to ICD-10 for at least one year



  • Creates new Medicare policies for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests



  • Puts in place "appropriate use" criteria for certain imaging services



  • Creates a new process for identifying "misvalued codes" in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule