CMS to Speak with ICD-10 Backers Tuesday
AHIMA and other ICD-10 stakeholders say they want to know when federal officials intend to set a new implementation date for the delayed code set.
Stakeholders and other supporters of ICD-10 are scheduled to meet in Washington, DC Tuesday with a senior official at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services with the hope of learning when the federal government is going to act on the oft-delayed medical coding set.
The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, signed into law earlier this month by President Obama, delayed implementation of the ICD-10 code set until at least Oct. 1, 2015. Stakeholders want some sense of a new implementation date when they hear from Denise Buenning with CMS's Office of e-Health Standards and Services. The two-day summit is being organized by the American Health Information Management Association.
AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon says ICD-10 stakeholders have been left in the dark ever since the delay was slipped in as part of a bill that delayed implementation of the sustainable growth rate funding formula for Medicare reimbursements.
"We have been trying to keep our eyes and ears attuned to what the news is and we have not gotten anything official," Thomas Gordon said Monday in a telephone interview.
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