ICD-10 Implementation Deadline


HHS plans to push back Bush administration’s rule on updating electronic transactions standards and replacing ICD-9 codes to Jan. 1, 2012.

As reported in the Health IT Strategist, HHS announced yesterday that it will go ahead with the Bush administration’s plan to push back compliance with a rule calling for updating Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act standards governing electronic transactions to Jan. 1, 2012, and for the replacement of ICD-9 codes with the ICD-10 codes to Oct. 1, 2013. The original plans called for Oct. 1, 2010, and Oct. 1, 2011, compliance dates, respectively.

According to a January 16th statement from HIMSS, implementation of ICD-10 and the Updated Transaction Code Sets is intended to improve patient care quality and data reporting, enhance claim processing, as well as promote interoperability across all industry stakeholders.

Mar 11 2009

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