HHS Final Rule Sets ICD-10 Switch for Oct. 1, 2015

Published Online: August 01, 2014
In a final rule (PDF) issued Thursday afternoon, HHS formally set an Oct. 1, 2015, compliance date for conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes, incorporating the absolute minimum delay imposed by Congress when it ordered HHS to roll back the conversion date previously set for Oct. 1, 2014.

The congressional mandate in late March was inserted in a single sentence slipped into the annual “doc fix” legislation for the Medicare sustainable growth-rate formula.

The bill was signed into law by President Obama on April 1.

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Source: Modern Healthcare