H.R.2652 - Protecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] (Introduced 06/04/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/08/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2652 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/04/2015)
Protecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act of 2015
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in carrying out regulations providing for the replacement of ICD-9 (International Classification of Diseases-9) with ICD-10 as a standard code set, shall provide for a two-year grace period during which physicians and other health care providers submitting claims and other documents using ICD-10 are not penalized for errors, mistakes, and malfunctions relating to the transition to such code set. HHS shall also give these practitioners assistance during the grace period.
The Government Accountability Office shall study this transition for Congress.