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No crosswalk from ICD-9, but ICD-10 is on track for October

The "delay ICD-10" proponents have found themselves another piece of ammunition to use in their war against transitioning from the current ICD-9 coding system. The latest development in the never-ending fight is a new study from Vanderbilt University that suggests that mapping...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Bipartisan leaders of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues on Wednesday urged House lawmakers to extend a federal program that provides health insurance to 8 million low-income children. Funding for the Children's Health Insurance...

source: The Hill

Medicare's goals to rapidly change how doctors and hospitals are paid by 2018 are welcome, but won't be easy to achieve, a CMS Innovation Center official said. “We are champions of bold goals,” Dennis Wagner, co-director...

source: Modern Healthcare

Though health systems throughout the country are blaming increased emergency room visits on Obamacare, those in the Bay State seeing upticks said the Affordable Care Act isn't to blame. Those with increasing emergency room visits are...

source: Boston Business Journal

Senate Republicans matched their House counterparts by releasing a budget blueprint that eliminates deficit spending in a decade and repeals the Affordable Care Act. But the Senate's plan doesn't fully embrace controversial House proposals to overhaul Medicare and Medicaid....

source: Modern Healthcare

Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) introduced legislation with Reps. Jerry McNerney (D-CA), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Tom Price (R-GA), Chairman of the Budget Committee and a doctor, to modernize...

source: Congressman David McKinley

Missouri lawmakers heard from hundreds of protesters at the state Capitol. They held signs demanding lawmakers pass a Medicaid expansion bill. Missouri is one of about 20 states that didn't sign on to the Medicaid expansion that was...

source: KQFX-TV


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