As part of President Obama’s commitment to reducing regulatory burden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius today announced that HHS will initiate a process to postpone the date by which certain health care entities have to comply with International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10).
The final rule adopting ICD-10 as a standard was published in January 2009 and set a
compliance date of October 1, 2013 – a delay of two years from the compliance date initially
specified in the 2008 proposed rule. HHS will announce a new compliance date moving
source CMCS Informational Bulletin February 16, 2012