The United States Senate just passed the SGR Bill, which includes no indication of a further delay of the ICD-10 transition deadline.nnIn a move that took over a decade to accomplish, the Senate voted 92-8 late Tuesday to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that adjusts Medicare payments to physicians.nnThe bill, H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, did not include any references to ICD-10 implementation or an ICD-10 delay. The bill now moves to President Obama, who has indicated that he would sign the bill, according to a statement posted on the White House’s website.nnThe SGR repeal was seen by ICD-10 proponents as a major hurdle to overcome, who in 2014 saw a last minute ICD-10 delay slipped into SGR legislation that put off implementation of the new code set until October 1, 2015.nnThough six amendments were voted on during the Senate debate, none of the amendments included language that would have impacted ICD-10.n
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