In a proposed rule issued this spring (pages 648-650), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicated that it expected to set a new ICD-10 compliance date of Oct. 1, 2015. Now in new guidance, CMS is reiterating that the date will hold firm in a final rule coming soon.

The guidance, which explains when and why dual coding and dual processing of ICD-9 and ICD-10 claims will be necessary during the transition, is below:

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