Prospects for an ICD-10 Delay? Quite Possible

A move in Congress to delay the ICD-10 compliance date by one year to Oct. 1, 2015, could have some legs to it.

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I would think a better compromise would be to leave Oct 2014 as the start date for ICD-10, but allow concurrent ICD-9 coded claims for a six month period following that. This would allow those who met the challenge to proceed with ICD-10 and allow an additional 6-month period for the others to catch up. This would give CMS further time to test ICD-10 processing. I know this would complicate CMS processing but would satisfy almost everybody and not delay the SGR bill.
Posted by Tim S | Saturday, March 29 2014 at 8:45AM ET
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