The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, in a comment letter, expresses support for the government’s decision to delay ICD-10 implementation to October 2014.

The association compliments the Department of Health and Human Services for quickly setting a new date and limiting the extension to a year. “A longer delay would seriously disrupt ongoing efforts to convert to ICD-10,” CHIME says in comments on the proposed rule. “And, as HHS itself recognizes, a longer delay would significantly increase the costs of converting to ICD-10.”

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