The Medical Group Management Association, American Medical Association and American Health Information Management Association have issued statements on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ decision to postpone the ICD-10 implementation date by one year to Oct. 1, 2014.

The new ICD-10 deadline is part of a proposed rule available now and being published on April 17 that also would establish a health plan identifier and an “other entity” identifier for entities not covered under HIPAA but needing to be identified in standard electronic transactions, and would require certain providers who are prescribers to obtain a National Provider Identifier.

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