ICD-10 in 2013
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a final rule for implementation of ICD-10-CM and -PCS this morning, with an implementation date of October 1, 2013.
The new code set will replace the 30-year-old ICD-9-CM set. CMS had originally set a 2011 deadline in its notice of proposed rule making last year. The final rule summarizes the varied industry response that proposal received.
A second rule sets implementation dates for HIPAA transaction standards necessary to support ICD-10. Upgrade to the X12 version 5010 standard has a deadline of January 2012. Implementation of NCPDP version D.0 is required in January 2013.
HHS offers a fact sheet summarizing both rules.
(This story was updated 1/16/2009 with links to the published rules.)