[ Tuesday, July 01, 2003 ]


The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics has just published its letter to Tommy Thompson outlining the results of hearings it held on the likelihood that the healthcare industry will be able to meet the October deadline for implementation of the Transaction and Code Set standards. Short answer: it doesn't look good. Will this mean that HHS will push the deadline back? I wouldn't bet on it. I think it's more likely that they will keep the deadline in place but promise not to be too cruel when imposing punishments. For whatever that's worth.

Jeff [3:19 PM]

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