Just a quick note that on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (not an April Fool’s joke), President Obama signed H.R. 4302, which was passed by the Senate on Monday. This law, in addition to providing another 12-month patch to the S.G.R. formula for Medicare payments for physicians, delays implementation of ICD-10 until at least October 1, 2015.

What does this delay mean?  We will have to wait and see, but physicians and those impacted need to be prepared.