CMS Issues Statement on ICD-10

CMS-Update Email issued by CMS on May 1


In a brief email notification issued May 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) broke their silence on the ICD-10 delay. The statement said, "On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior toOctober 1, 2015. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM throughSeptember 30, 2015." Read more: EHR Intelligence: CMS: We intend to set ICD-10 date for October 1, 2015