HHS Proposes One-Year Delay for ICD-10 Implementation: Is This Good News for Clinical Pathology Laboratories?

AMA opposition to ICD-10 deadline moves HHS to reconsider, while leaving some transition-ready providers rankled When it comes to implementation of ICD-10 in the United States, the “do it later” crowd seems to have convinced the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of the need to once again move back the compliance date for ICD-10. On April 9, HHS announced a proposed rule to defer implementation by one year, with a new effective date of October 1, 2014. Clinical laboratories and...

Many Clinical Laboratories, Other Providers Struggle to Transition to 5010; Likely To See Payment Shortfall

Payors also are straining to handle new payment requirements under Form 5010, say intermediaries Across the nation, providers, including clinical laboratories and pathology groups, are holding their collective breath as they wait to see whether implementation of the electronic claim Form 5010 goes smoothly, becomes a disaster, or ends up somewhere between. Just two weeks into this national transition, experts are predicting that most providers—including medical labs and pathology groups—are...
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