No delay in ICD-10 yet, even with proposal

Despite what you may have read, ICD-10-CM is NOT delayed until October 1, 2014!!

CMS proposed to move the implementation date to October 1, 2014. The healthcare industry has the opportunity to comment on the proposal and THEN CMS can publish a final rule.

CMS estimates that a delay in implementation will cost health care entities, including state Medicaid systems, $1 billion to $6.5 billion.

There are certain to be numerous comments both for the delay and for implementation as was required in the 2009 final rule. Only time will tell.

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