Speaking at the American Medical Association’s Advocacy Conference in Washington, Acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner on Feb. 13 pledged that the agency will re-examine the pace of ICD-10 implementation. That likely means the agency’s longstanding contention that the Oct. 1, 2013, compliance date for ICD-10 will not change now is seriously in flux.

Tavenner later told reporters at the conference that details on CMS’ position would be announced in coming days. There are rumors that the announcement could come within hours, and a CMS source told Health Data Management, “An announcement is in clearance that will constitute our public comment.”

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