Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Oklahoma Senator files bill to stop the switch

Sen. Tom Coburn (Oklahoma) has introduced in the U.S. Senate a version of the Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013.  This bill would block HHS from implementing the ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2014.  This action follows the filing of a similar bill in the U.S. House by a Texas congressman. 

Many of Dr. Coburn's physician colleagues in the U.S. Senate have signed on as co-sponsors of the bill.

They are correct. We should stop the switch.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Texas congressman introduces bill to stop the Switch

Texas Congressman Ted Poe has introduced the "Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013" (HR 1701), which would put a halt to the switch to ICD-10-CM.  It is a good idea, and merits passage and signature by the President.