The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans on releasing an ICD-10 “national timeline” to assist stakeholders in preparing for the expected new October 1, 2015 implementation deadline.

With the one-year delay in the ICD-10 code switchover, CMS recognizes that the timelines have changed, particularly as they relate to testing which is a critical component of the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Currently in development, the national ICD-10 timeline will have specific timeframes by which CMS wants all stakeholders ready to test.

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