HHS Announces Intent to Delay ICD-10 Compliance Date
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius announced late today that HHS will initiate the rulemaking process to postpone the compliance deadline for implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS.
The statement did not contain any indication of a new deadline or when the rulemaking process would begin.
HHS’s statement follows on remarks yesterday by CMS acting administrator Marilyn Tavenner that CMS would “reexamine the pace” of the ICD-10 implementation.
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UPDATE Feb. 16, 10:05 a.m. CST: HHS replaced the original statement with a slightly reworded version at a new URL, removing the word “rulemaking” and noting instead it will “initiate a process to postpone the date…”