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H.R. 4302 (113th): Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014

This was a vote to pass H.R. 4302 (113th) in the Senate.

Section 212 of this bill pushed back the deadline to implement the ICD-10 code set to October 1, 2015. The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013, which would prevent ICD-10 from being implemented at all without further Congressional approval, has been introduced in House and Senate.

The ICD, which is maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO), is a health care classification system that helps internationally track, diagnose, and treat health problems. It is used for the WHO’s statistical tracking and resource allocation to member states. ICD-9 was ratified in 1975. ICD-10 was completed in 1992 and entered use in other countries starting in 1994.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) code set is the U.S. method for implementing the ICD. These codes help doctors diagnose patients and insurance companies determine payouts for treatments. ICD-10 would require the U.S. medical industry, from family doctors to insurance companies, to reform the HIPAA codes they use to be in line with ICD-10, an overhaul estimated to cost millions of dollars for large practices. However, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is the federal agency that administers HIPAA and oversees federal healthcare programs, has estimated that pushbacks can also cost over one billion dollars.


Congress
113th Congress
Date
Mar 31, 2014
Chamber
Senate
Number
#93
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Result:
Bill Passed

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Key: D Yea R Yea D Nay R Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 64
 
 
 
64%
46 16 2
  Nay 35
 
 
 
35%
6 29 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
1 0 0
Required: 3/5 source: senate.gov

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Notes: *Minority Whip/Minority Leader’s Vote “Aye” or “Yea”?
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