Now that the ICD-10 delay is the law of the land, you would have thought that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would have communicated something on the code switchover process going forward. But, a quick check of the CMS website still lists the ICD-10 deadline as October 1, 2014.

On April 1, President Obama signed into law legislation passed by the House and Senate delaying ICD-10 until at least October 1, 2015. Nevertheless, CMS has been eerily silent on what the next steps are for healthcare organizations and how to plan accordingly. The ICD-10 delay is forcing organizations to reassess their timelines and budgets for complying with the code change, yet at this point there are more questions than answers. 

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