With enactment of the ”Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014” on April 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had been examining the implications of the act's ICD-10 provision. CMS had been quiet on the issue, but has now posted the following on its website:
“The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as the standard for codes sets under section 1173 (c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d-2 (c)) and section 162.1002 of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations.”
What does the ICD-10 delay mean to your practice?
MSDC will be offering a Member Webinar on May 20 about ICD-10, the new deadlines and critical next steps. Registration coming soon!