It’s no longer a mere possibility; HHS has confirmed its intent to delay the ICD-10 compliance deadline, according to its latest press release.
“We have heard from many in the provider community who have concerns about the administrative burdens they face in the years ahead,” HHS Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius said in the press release. “We are committing to work with the provider community to reexamine the pace at which HHS and the nation implement these important improvements to our healthcare system.”
It is “premature” to speculate on the rulemaking process or the eventual ICD-10 implementation deadline, a CMS spokesman told HCPro on February 16.
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