Breaking News from the ICD-10 Front!
In the just-published CMS proposed rule for the 2015 IPPS, page 1065 states: “ICD-10 will officially be implemented on October 1, 2015.” Several other times throughout the rule, the same statement of ICD-10 implementation was recorded.
“On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.” http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/index.html