It's not much--just a simple statement posted on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website. However, it appears that CMS has broken its silence regarding the ICD-10 implementation delay.
"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," the website states. "This provision in the statute reads as follows: '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 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.'
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