Though the AMA has actively lobbied to stop or delay ICD-10, it notes in its newsletter AMA Wire:
A bill seeking repeal of the ICD-10 code set is now in both chambers of Congress after its introduction to the U.S. Senate last month.
The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013, which was first introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives in April, would prohibit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from implementing, administering or enforcing current regulations that require the new code set to take effect Oct. 1, 2014.
“At the same time, physicians should make preparations for the new code set to avoid disastrous results if ICD-10 is rolled out as planned. Those who aren’t ready by next year’s deadline will not receive payment for their services.”
We recommend that all HIPAA Covered Entities continue to prepare for ICD-10.