Each morning when I wake, I open my eyes and say to myself: This could be the day that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services actually provides guidance to providers, payers and others on the ICD-10 delay. It's a ritual I have been doing since April 1 when President Obama signed the law into effect delaying the ICD-10 implementation deadline by at least a year.
April showers have now brought May flowers but there is still nothing concrete from CMS that the healthcare industry can hang its hat on. Attendees at last week's ICD-10 summit in Washington hosted by the American Health Information Management Association were hoping to get any shred of information from Denise Buenning, acting deputy director of the CMS office of e-health standards and services. Buenning gave the closing presentation at the summit, but the best she could offer the audience was that an announcement would be made in the very near future.
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