Practice Economics

New ICD-10 deadline: Oct. 1, 2015


The new deadline for making the switch to the ICD-10 coding system is Oct. 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.

On April 1, President Obama signed legislation that delayed the start of ICD-10 from Oct. 1, 2014, until at least a year later. The law did not specify a new start date, leaving the physicians and health care providers wondering how long they would have to prepare for the new code set.

CMS officials said they will release an interim final rule in the "near future" with more details about the compliance date. But the rule will require physicians to continue to use ICD-9 through Sept. 30, 2015.

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