ICD-10 date confirmed for October 1, 2014 – Move Ahead with ICD-10 Implementations

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ICD-10 date confirmed for October 1, 2014 – Move Ahead with ICD-10 Implementations

ICD-10 date is now October 1, 2014.  The World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Diseases version 10 which is the new standard for diagnosis and procedure coding and a new reimbursement paradigm for the U.S. healthcare industry has been finalized with a new implementation deadline.  Office of the Secretary, HHS announced the new date today August 24, 2013.

Finally, uncertainty about ICD-10 is lifted.  “…rule changes the compliance date for the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS medical data code sets (hereinafter “code sets”) from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014.”   For those HIPAA covered entities that have been hesitating regarding their ICD-10 Assessment, and ICD-10 Implementation plans, now is the time to move forward.

Information regarding the final rule:

More information on the final rule is available in a fact sheet (8/24) at:

http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/fact_sheets.asp.

45 CFR Part 162 

[CMS-0040-F] RIN 0938-AQ13

CMS continued, “…By delaying the compliance date of ICD-10 from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014, we are allowing more time for covered entities to prepare for the transition to ICD-10 and to conduct thorough testing. By allowing more time to prepare, covered entities may be able to avoid costly obstacles that would otherwise emerge while in production.”

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By | 2017-05-04T04:06:47+00:00 August 24th, 2012|HIPAA, ICD-10, ICD-10 Assessment, ICD-10 PCS, ICD-10-CM|0 Comments

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