Hearing on the ICD-10 Coding System will be on Wednesday, February 11

Posted: Feb 10 2015


The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)'s second open-enrollment period will be ending on Sunday, Feb. 15. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will be holding a hearing today (Tuesday) on "The Reemergence of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases."


ICD-10 Hearing

On February 11th (tomorrow), the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee will be holding a hearing on the implementation of the ICD-10 coding system. Members will hear from a number of stakeholders and continue working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as the October 1, 2015, implementation date approaches.

February 11th / 10:15AM
2322 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Health
Hearing on “Examining ICD-10 Implementation”


Background Memo

The Official Background Memo from the Committee Majority Staff to the members of the Subcommittee on Health reads:

The International Statistical Institute, in 1891, began the process of creating an internationally recognized classification of diseases to help facilitate our understanding of mortality. This effort, through successful revisions to the original list, would become known as the first International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Procedure Coding System. The World Health Organization began work on the tenth edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) coding system in 1983, and it has been available for adoption by countries for over a decade.
Australia was the first country to adopt ICD-10 in 1998, and Canada quickly followed. Many European countries, as well as South Africa, Thailand, Korea, Dubai, and China have since adopted ICD-10 as their classification system of diseases. The United States is set to replace its current coding system, ICD-9, on October 1, 2015. The purpose of the hearing will be to explore U.S. preparedness to adopt ICD-10 later this year.


Live Webcast Coverage

The Majority Memorandum, witness testimony & live webcast will be available on the Energy Commerce Website by clicking here.


ICD-10 Training

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