According the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “With enactment of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, CMS is examining the implications of the ICD-10 provision and will provide guidance to providers and stakeholders soon.  This provision in the statute reads as follows:  ‘The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as the standard for codes sets under section 1173 (c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d-2 (c)) and section 162.1002 of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations.'”

For information on timing and preparation, continue to check the CMS site for more information. ACL will also continue to post more information as it becomes available.

How is ICD-10 different from ICD-9? CMS offers a comparison guide so you know what to expect.

 

November 18, 2014

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