SGR Fix and ICD-10 Delay

I’ve been captivated by the discussion of the bill that patches the SGR and would delay ICD-10 from being implemented until 2015. It’s amazing to see the congressional theatrics that occurs. Unfortunately, I’m a little disheartened by the discussion. You can see how much of it is politics and it’s sad. If you aren’t seeing it live, I think the link above will have a video recording of it.

I think we’re about a half hour from the actual vote on the SGR fix and delay of ICD-10. I’ll be surprised if it doesn’t pass. Although, it also is really clear that those who vote are voting on SGR and aren’t even thinking about the line that delays ICD-10 a year.

The overriding message I’ve heard is that we’re still kicking the can down the road. None of them want to make the tough decisions to fix SGR or any other part of healthcare. I don’t pretend to know much about politics in Washington or how to solve it. However, I don’t see us getting any dramatic solutions to our healthcare problems coming out of this group.

I’ll update the post once the vote is done. My prediction is that they’ll pass the bandaid SGR Fix and ICD-10 Delay.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

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