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CMS hints at delay in ICD-10 implementation deadline

Big news regarding the ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation timeline came out this morning during the American Medical Association (AMA) National Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC.

Per CMS acting administrator Marilyn Tavenner, CMS plans to revisit the current implementation deadline of October 1, 2013. Tavenner said CMS wants to reexamine the pace of implementing ICD-10 and reduce physicians’ administrative burden, according to an AMA tweet from this morning.

Tavenner also indicated that the timeline will be revisited through the rulemaking process, according to Modern Healthcare, which CMS has since confirmed to HCPro.

 

Read more on HCPro.com.

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Michelle A. Leppert About the Author: Michelle A. Leppert, CPC, is a senior managing editor for JustCoding.com. JustCoding provides coders, coding supervisors, and health information management (HIM) directors with educational resources to test their coding knowledge, employ correct coding guidelines, and stay abreast of CMS transmittals.

In addition, she writes and edits the HCPro publication, Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies. Email her at mleppert@hcpro.com.

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