Does it seem that the government comes out with major decisions that we in healthcare may not perceive as wise either on a Friday after 5 p.m. or, as in the recent compromise, over a holiday?

I can’t help but think of another Great Compromise, which took place on July 16, 1887, which provided a dual system of congressional representation. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) did indicate that, “a valid ICD-10 code will be required on all claims starting October 1, 2015.” At least the dual coding (as suggested by some members of Congress) has been averted thus far.

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