A proposed administrative simplification rule from the Department of Health and Human Services would move the ICD-10 compliance date to Oct. 1, 2014, and establish the long-delayed health plan identifier.

The rule also would adopt a data element to serve as an “other entity” identifier for entities that are not health plans, providers or individuals, but need to be identified in standard electronic transactions. Further, the proposed rule also would require “organization covered” health care providers who are prescribers to obtain a National Provider Identifier.

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