Should CMS Consider Changing ICD-10 Deadline on Publications?

Several of the ICD-10 publications and resources on the website are still referencing the October 1, 2014 ICD-10 deadline.

On April 14, 2014 CMS did release a statement acknowledging the delay.

The statement from CMS reads "with enactment of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, CMS is examining the implications of the ICD-10 provision and will provide guidance to providers and stakeholders soon." They also followed up their statement by referencing the provision to delay ICD-10 that was included in the statute.

As of now, the publications and references on the CMS website still state that October 1, 2014 is the ICD-10 deadline. Please do not be confused.

The provision to delay ICD-10 for at least an additional year is already signed into law.

The provision to delay ICD-10 reads: "The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as the standard for codes sets as the standard for codes sets under section 1173 (c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d-2 (c)) and section 162.1002 of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations."

We will continue to monitor information and provide regular updates as we learn of them.

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