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Capitol Hill is paying a lot of attention to ICD-10…

Capitol Hill is paying a lot of attention to ICD-10…

Published by: Melissa's Mentions on February 9, 2015

“Capitol Hill is paying a lot of attention to ICD-10 implementation” is a great article by Carl Natale on ICD-10 Watch that talks about a big week in ICD-10 implementation…


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“The U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing on “Examining ICD-10 Implementation” for 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

There isn’t a list of witnesses yet. But expect representatives from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and American Medical Association (AMA) at least.


There are plans to livestream it at


This comes a day after the Coalition for ICD-10 sponsors a Capitol Hill Briefing. They will present updates about ICD-10 implementation progress and why the Oct. 1 transition is needed. They plan to speak about:


*Small Rural Provider Readiness – “What’s all the hype about? We’re ready to go!” Edward Burke, M.D. and Phillip Beyer, D.O.; Beyer Medical Group, Fredericktown, MO.
*The Countdown to ICD-10 for Hospitals – “How a children’s health system plans to improve care for pediatric patients” David W. West, M.D., Medical Director Health Informatics & Business Partners, Nemours Children’s Health System
*Physician Office Management – Transition is Manageable: New Survey Results on Physician Office Cost by the Medical Office Managers. Karen Blanchette, MBA; Association Director, Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM)
*Payor Readiness – “We have been/continue to test – the system is ready.” George Vancore, Sr. Manager, Systems Integrator and Business Architect, Delivery Systems Mandates and Compliance, Florida Blue…”


The article goes on to include what to listen for in the hearing as well as some additional resources for ICD-10 implementation.


Authored by: Carl Natale on ICD-10 Watch, a part of HIMSS Media Group.

Published by: on February 9, 2015

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