In a February 15, 2012 press release, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it “will initiate the rulemaking process to postpone the date by which certain health care entities have to comply with International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10). The final rule adopting ICD-10 as a standard was published in January 2009 and set a compliance date of October 1, 2013 – a delay of two years from the compliance date initially specified in the 2008 proposed rule. HHS will announce a new compliance date in forthcoming rulemaking.”
At this time there are no further details about the timeline for the rulemaking process or the relevant health care entities. No specific dates for compliance or enforcement have been announced.
View the HHS release here.
HHS proposed rule would move ICD-10 impementation deadline from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014.
ASA will continue to update members as more information becomes available.
October 25, 2012: CMS issues updated ICD-10-CM implementation information.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided information to assist physicians and other health care providers as they work toward the October 1, 2014 transition date. Review the CMS notice.
04-18-13 CMS to Hold Firm on October 1, 2014 Transition to ICD-10
03-13-13 CMS Issues ICD-10 Implementation Guide for Small and Medium Practices (additional guides available here)