The latest bill to stop ICD-10 implementation was introduced in Washington in the House of Representatives by Representative Ted Poe of Texas on April 30th.
H.R.2126 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Its title reads: To prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the HIPAA code set standards.
Representative Ted Poe (R-TX-2), the lead sponsor of this bill, is a former felony court judge with no practical medical experience and his only reason for opposing ICD-10 seems to be because the government is mandating it.
Poe claims, “It’s red tape, it’s bureaucracy, and this is what happens when clueless big government here in Washington starts telling people out in the workplace, doctors and patients, what they must do and when government intrudes into our lives with more regulations.”
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