A little over a year ago, I had no idea how important the 3 letters ‘SGR’ would mean to ICD-10 compliance even though it had nothing to do w/this federal medical coding mandate. As we would soon find out, it ended up being very important. We all shortly found out the Sustainable Growth Rate matter concerning automatic cuts to physician’s Medicare payments had for years been patched but the issue never resolved. Finally, momentum may be mounting in Congress to finally get this resolved once and for all.
My fingers and toes are crossed that this legislation does not contain any further ICD-10 compliance delay language. Do you share in my dream or do you scoff?