Notice of Extended ICD-10 Implementation Date

On Monday the U.S. Senate voted on a bill (HR 4302) that would implement a temporary fix for Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula but at the same time delayed the ICD-10 compliance deadline until 2015.  Because of the extended implementation for a year, VHCA has determined that it is in the best interest of our members to delay training on the ICD-10 as well.  Therefore, the April 9th and 10th training program, ICD-10-CM Coding: Countdown to October 1st will be rescheduled for a date closer to the new deadline.

Because of the cancellation of the program we will be refunding fees for those registrations that have been received.  We encourage anyone who has a hotel reservation to cancel it as soon as possible to avoid any penalty associated with the reservation.

Once we have a rescheduled date we will announce it in the CareConnection.  We appreciate the support for our education programs and will continue to monitor the implementation date of the ICD-10 so that members will have adequate lead time for training in the new coding system.