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ICD-10 interim final rule coming

HIM-HIPAA Insider, May 12, 2014

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One day after an apparent stealth announcement of the new ICD-10 compliance date, CMS confirmed October 1, 2015, as the new implementation date.

 
According to a CMS statement:
On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.
 
That final statement seems to preclude any stepped implementation of ICD-10.
 
This article originally appeared on HCPro’s ICD-10 Trainer blog.



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