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UPDATE: Obama signs legislation: mental health provision approved, ICD-10 delayed

April 2, 2014
by Mark Hagland
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With the official signature of President Barack Obama for the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, $900 million in funding becomes available for the eight programs under the Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was included in the bill, the compliance date of ICD-10 is officially delayed one year until Oct. 1, 2015.

The White House website indicated that President Obama signed the temporary Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) "doc fix" bill on April 1. With his signature and passage in the U.S. House and Senate, the bill will become law.


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