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Breaking: CMS confirms October 1, 2015, as ICD-10 implementation date

APCs Insider, May 2, 2014

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On Thursday evening, CMS confirmed that it plans to implement ICD-10 as soon as it is allowed, on October 1, 2015, by releasing the following 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.

 



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