Urge your lawmakers to cosponsor the Code-FLEX Act (H.R. 3018)

Originally published in the August 12, 2015 issue of MGMA’s Washington Connection
Reprinted with permission from NCMGMA

On July 10, the Coding Flexibility in Healthcare Act (H.R. 3018) was introduced in the House of Representatives. This legislation would establish a transition period of 180 days after Oct. 1 for physician group practices and other providers to submit healthcare claims to public or private payers using either ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes. H.R. 3018 would allow physicians much-needed flexibility and provide a window of time to address inevitable system issues to ensure claims are processed and paid. MGMA recently sent a letter of support to the cosponsors of the legislation, Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Tom Price, M.D., (R-Ga.).

Contact your Representatives and urge them to make sure the transition to ICD-10 is done responsibly. Visit MGMA’s Advocacy Center now to tell your lawmakers to cosponsor H.R. 3018!

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