ICD-10 Update

April 7, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – Preparations have been underway for a transition from ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 diagnostic codes, which were to be effective October 1, 2014. However, on April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama signed HR 4302, the "Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014," which included a delay to the ICD-10 conversion by one year, to October 2015. This change will impact...

HHS Publishes Information Highlighting Positive Impacts of Health Reform

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a string of news releases over the last month highlighting positive effects already felt by the early implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as health reform. This comes at a time when the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) is preparing to hear arguments about the constitutionality of several...