Four months after President Obama signed into law a one-year delay in the ICD-10 code switchover, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a final rule establishing October 1, 2015, as the new ICD-10 compliance date.
The final rule, scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on August 4, implements Section 212 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 which became law on April 1 delaying the ICD-10 implementation deadline from October 1, 2014 to October 1, 2015. The final rules executive summary acknowledges that many in the healthcare industry had invested time and resources in system upgrades, testing, training, and undertaking the necessary changes to workflow processes to meet the original ICD-10 deadline but argues that the new compliance date will help less prepared stakeholders.
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