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CMS finalizes ICD-10 compliance date

Recovery Auditor Report, September 6, 2012

HHS will delay implementation of ICD-10 by one year, from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014.

HHS announced the delay August 24 as part of the Administrative Simplification: Adoption of a Standard for a Unique Health Plan Identifier; Addition to the National Provider Identifier Requirements; and a Change to the Compliance Date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10thEdition (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) Medical Data Code Sets final rule.

“I am thrilled it was not postponed past October 1, 2014,” says Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, Director of HIM and Coding for HCPro, Inc, in Danvers, Mass. “I think the sooner we can adopt this more robust classification system the closer we will be to enhancing the data capture of coded information in the U.S. I am cautiously optimistic that there will be not be further debate over this revised implementation date. I hope organizations did not lose momentum in the recent period of limbo but if anyone did we just got the green light to surge onward and upward!”

Read more on HCPro, Inc.’s ICD-10 Trainer blog.

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