The compliance date of October 1, 2013 was established in January 2009 as part of the final rule of adopting ICD-10. However, HHS will declare a new compliance date in the future. This is in part due to the Obama administration’s pledge to reduce regulatory burden on health care entities.
“ICD-10 codes are important to many positive improvements in our health care system,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “We have heard from many in the provider community who have concerns about the administrative burdens they face in the years ahead. We are committing to work with the provider community to reexamine the pace at which HHS and the nation implement these important improvements to our health care system.”
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