ICD-10 2014 Date Official

August 24th, 2012

The final rule setting the ICD-10-CM implementation date as October 1, 2014 was released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this morning.

The rule, which will be published in the Federal Register Sept. 5, ends months of speculation spawned when public comment was solicited by CMS in April. The rule, which also sets dates for health plan and provider identifiers, emphasizes providers and payers must adopt the code set by the 2014 date, which is a one-year delay from the previous implementation date.

The rule explains the one-year postponement and allows providers and payers additional time to implement the new code set.

Watch for an email next week in which AAPC will outline ICD-10 implementation, documentation, and code set training opportunities and assistance.


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9 Responses to ICD-10 2014 Date Official

  1. Jo Heminger Says:

    Delayed until 2014. :)

  2. Open Letter from AAPC’s CEO | AAPC News Says:

    [...] many of you know, CMS just announced that ICD-10 will indeed be delayed one year. You can read the full announcement here. The implementation date is now set for October 1, 2014 (the same one year delay originally [...]

  3. Lance Says:

    Even with the Final Rule published, I won’t believe it until it actually happens. After all, wasn’t October 1, 2013 supposed to be the “FINAL” date as well????

  4. Janet Says:

    Lordy!! CMS can y’all please make a decision and stick with it? What is the reason for continue date delays??? 150 floor buildings can be built in less time than the wait for implementation date for ICD10, it’s really not much harder to make changes for us professional workforce in the Medical Field We Employees, Doctors, Coders, Nurses, Administration and and hard working people can handle this!! Lets just make the change already!! Why is it such a big deal to make transmission??

  5. Christine Says:

    I was informed today that the FINAL DATE for ICD-10 is going to be PUSHED back again? Is this a possibility? A member of our PAC team who trains in EHR/HIM works in California. She said the “buzz” is that it is going to be changed again?

  6. Carla Says:

    No delay, according to CMS national call “Preparing Physicians for ICD-10 Implementation” 10/25/12. A physician asked the panel about moving to ICD-11 (which has also been suggested by some organizations). The response was no, ICD-11 is not an option, the codes are not available.

  7. indravijay singh Says:

    HELLO

  8. RITA R ROSS Says:

    This change will impact millions of physicians and patients, and hundreds of billions of dollars in payments that flow through Medicare and Medicaid. We don’t need this with the Obamacare (ACA) affecting so many already.

  9. RITA R ROSS Says:

    This change will impact millions of physicians and patients, and hundreds of billions of dollars in payments that flow through Medicare and Medicaid.

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