Three Republicans in the Senate have introduced a companion bill to a House of Representatives bill that would prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the HIPAA code set standards.

US Providers at ‘Tipping Point’ in EHR adoption Over 80 percent of eligible hospitals (EHs) and more than 50 percent of eligible professionals (EPs) have adopted electronic health records (EHRs), HHS announced this week. According to Department data, more than 291,000 EPs and more than 3,800 EHs have gotten incentive payments from Medicare and Medicaid. HHS Secretary Sebelius said that US providers have reached a “tipping point in adoption of electronic health records.” Provider adoption of EHRs took a dramatic upswing beginning in

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Source: Washington Debrief: Senate Bill Tries to Make ICD-10 Implementation Illegal