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The ICD-10 system: a gift that keeps on taking
  1. Joshua A Hirsch1,
  2. Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi1,
  3. Gregory N Nicola2,
  4. Rahmi Oklu3,
  5. Kurt A Schoppe4,
  6. Ezequiel Silva III5,6,
  7. Laxmaiah Manchikanti7,8
  1. 1Neuroendovascular Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
  3. 3Division of Interventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  4. 4Radiology Associates of North Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
  5. 5South Texas Radiology Group, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  6. 6University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Radiology, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  7. 7Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky, USA
  8. 8Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joshua A Hirsch, Neuroendovascular Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA; Hirsch{at}snisonline.org

Abstract

The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 was signed into law on April Fool's Day. Indeed, 2014 saw unprecedented enthusiasm for the possibility of a permanent solution to the sustainable growth rate formula. Congress failed to come together on methods to pay for that fix. Instead, Congress provided another temporary patch on April 1. As part of that law, International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10) adoption was pushed back by at least 1 year until, at the earliest, October 1, 2015. While many physicians support the delay in ICD-10 implementation, there are those that disagree.

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