At the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee meeting in March 2021, an announcement was made that there was consideration of an annual April 1 implementation date for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code updates in addition to the October 1 date. This announcement was followed by its inclusion in the FY 2022 Proposed Rule for Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). The proposed rule requested that comments be submitted regarding an April 1 implementation date. After hearing comments at the C&M Committee meeting and reading submitted comments from the proposed rule, the FY 2022 IPPS Final Rule confirmed the adoption of the additional annual implementation date of April 1.
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