The ICD-10 Deadline is Officially Delayed until Oct. 2014!

It’s official! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that the ICD-10 compliance deadline will be delayed one year, from Oct. 1, 2013, to Oct. 1, 2014. While this announcement will likely be frustrating and potentially costly for those who were already on track for the Oct. 2013 deadline, the deadline delay will be much appreciated by those who were running behind on the ICD-10 implementation. The final rule also established the use of a unique health plan identifier (HPID) to be used in provider billing, as well as an other entity identifier (OEID).

For more information about this Administrative Simplification regulation, entitled “Adoption of a Standard for a Unique Health Plan Identifier; Addition to the National Provider Identifier Requirements; and a Change to the Compliance Date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) Medical Data Code Sets,” view the final rule and fact sheet.

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