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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly (416): Delay Proposed for New Diagnosis Codes

Apr 20, 2012

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This week's health care reform news:

Delay Proposed in Implementing New Diagnosis Codes

A proposed rule was released last week by Health and Human Services that would delay by one year implementation of the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure code requirements under federal health care reform.

Other highlights include:

  • California Governor Jerry Brown is vowing to push on with health care reform regardless of what the U.S. Supreme Court does.
  • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is proposing pension reform and $2.7 billion in cuts to Medicaid.
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order creating a health insurance exchange.
  • Massachusetts is considering a proposal for a new tax on insurers to pay for a preventable illness initiative.

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