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HHS Publishes Final Rule to Delay ICD-10 Until October 2015

On August 4, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Secretary published a final rule to implement the mandated delay of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) until October 2015.

In April 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA, the latest “SGR patch”) mandated that ICD-10 could not be adopted under HIPAA prior to the next fiscal year. The August 4 final rule officially moves the ICD-10 adoption deadline up to October 1, 2015, the first possible date allowed under the revised statute. The explanatory preamble of the final rule includes statistics asserting that most stakeholders are ready now, strongly hinting at a reluctant HHS.

Access the final rule to delay ICD-10

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