apropos of Tuesday's post. On the congressional calendar today. We'll see if it passes both houses intact.
IN OTHER NEWS
From The Incidental Economist this morning:
How much does health care contribute to health? [FAQ]
Read all the linked stuff. It's not a settled question, by any means. The infographic above is arguing a serious, expensive misalignment.
House delays vote on ICD-10, doc payAnd, then, from FierceHealthcare...
Bill would have delayed the ICD-10 deadline to 2015, created a temporary SGR fix
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014
After a fiery debate on the House floor, the House members pushed back an effort to delay the ICD-10 compliance deadline to 2015, legislation that also aimed to create a temporary SGR patch.
Rep. John J. Duncan, a Tennesee Republican, declared the bill had the requisite two-thirds majority to pass. However, Rep. Joe Pitts, a Republican from Pennsylvania, objected to the vote, saying that a quorum was not present. The House voted. Duncan said it passed, Pitts objected, and so it was postponed...
House approves temporary SGR fix___
Bill also delays ICD-10, two-midnight rule and RAC audits
March 27, 2014, By Ilene MacDonald
The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a temporary fix to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) for one year in a bill that also delays ICD-10 implementation until at least October 2015 and postpones hospital compliance with the controversial "two-midnight rule"and recovery audits of medically unnecessary claims until March 2015.
The last-minute voice vote, arranged under special rules that provided for no amendments and limited debate, needed only a two-thirds majority (290) votes.
The bill still needs approval of the Senate before Congress' deadline of midnight on Monday, March 31...
More to come...