Posts tagged ‘proposed rule’

April 19, 2012

Comment period on potential ICD-10 delay is now open

You can read the proposed rule to delay ICD-10 until Oct. 1, 2014.

CMS has released a fact sheet outlining the proposed rule.

The comment period closes at 5pm ET on May 17.

To submit comments:

The 30-day comment period for this rule is an important way to provide feedback to HHS about the proposed ICD-10 compliance date change. You can submit comments in the following ways:

  • Electronically by following the ‘‘Submit a comment’’ instructions on Regulations.gov
  • By regular mail to:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Attention: CMS–0040–P
P.O. Box 8013
Baltimore, MD 21244–8013

April 9, 2012

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.

April 9, 2012

HHS proposes delay of ICD-10 until 2014

HHS is proposing a rule to delay ICD-10 implementation until Oct. 1, 2014.

The new date is part of a proposed rule that would adopt a standard for a unique health plan identifier (HPID), adopt a data element that would serve as an “other entity” identifier (OEID), and add a National Provider Identifier (NPI) requirement.

Here is the press release.

The proposed rule is CMS-0040-P and you can see it at the Federal Registrar website.