HealthLeaders Media Staff, August 24, 2012

The final rule announced by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Friday delays until Oct. 1, 2014 the compliance date for ICD-10 code implementation.

The rule finalizes a proposal to postpone for one year the date by which covered entities must comply with ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes.

View CMS  statement.
View final rule.

See Also:
The New ICD-10 Deadline
ICD-10 Proponents Cry Foul
ICD-10 Delay Doesn't Address Procedural Hurdles, Critics Say
Intelligence Report: ICD-10 Puts Revenue at Risk

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