The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seems to have set a soft date and a soft announcement of October 1, 2015, for the new ICD-10 compliance date.

In a proposed rule made available on April 30 that sets hospital and long-term care inpatient payment rates and rules for fiscal 2015, CMS includes a Request for Public Comments on ICD-10-CM/PCS Transition, which states: “The ICD-10-CM /PCS transition is scheduled to take place on October 1, 2015. After that date, we will collect nonelectronic health record-based quality measure data coded only in ICD-10-CM/PCS.”

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