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ICD-10 and SGR? What was that about?

March 27, 2014
by Rajiv Leventhal,
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Moments after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the one-year delay of the temporary Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) "doc fix" bill, Healthcare Informatics spoke to Sharon Canner, senior director of public policy of the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) about why the ICD-10 provision was in the bill to begin with.
HCI learned, according to Canner, that the language concerning the ICD-10 element was created at the behest of a coalition of specialty medical societies under what is called a re-valued code provision. 
Read the full interview at Healthcare Informatics.