On July 31, 2014, CMS reported that the final rule for compliance with ICD-10 had been issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS established October 1, 2015 as the new date for full implementation of ICD-10 codes. The expected deadline of October 1, 2014 was delayed when President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 on April 1, 2014. According to CMS, the additional time ensures that all providers of health care will be ready. The CMS News release also indicates a comprehensive testing approach including end-to-end testing will occur in 2015.
Corcoran Consulting Group will offer ICD-10 training workshops in various locations beginning in the fall of 2014 and into 2015. Visit our website for additional information on these conferences at: https://www.corcoranccg.com/conferences-and-seminars-reg/icd-10-conferences/