HHS Proposed Rule Pushes ICD-10 Compliance to Oct. 1, 2014

April 9, 2012
Marisa Torrieri

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced a proposed rule that would push the compliance date for ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2014, one year past the original date.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a proposed rule that would, among other things, push the compliance date for ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2014, one year past the original date. 

According to CMS, some provider groups had “expressed serious concerns” about their ability to meet the original October 1, 2013, compliance date. “CMS and HHS believe the change in the compliance date for ICD-10 would give providers and other covered entities more time to prepare and fully test their systems to ensure a smooth and coordinated transition among all industry segments,” the agency stated.

The proposed rule, CMS-0040-P, isn’t just limited to ICD-10.

It also calls for the adoption of a standard for a unique health plan identifier (HPID), the adoption of a data element that would serve as an “other entity” identifier (OEID), and the addition of a National Provider Identifier (NPI) requirement.