On April 9, 2012 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule to delay by one year the compliance date for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, making the new compliance deadline October 1, 2014.
Over the next 30 days the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will accept and evaluate comments on the proposed deadline. A final rule will likely not be available until summer of 2012 or later.
Please review the attached proposed rule for more information regarding the delay.
Elsevier will continue to publish the ICD-9-CM official code set, ICD-10-CM Draft, and ICD-10-PCS Draft to ensure the needs of all users are met during this transition. We will also continue to provide dual coding for Buck: Step-by-Step and Next Step products, and will offer Certification Step products that reflect the testing plans for the credentialing organizations for educators and professionals seeking certification.