OESS recently announced that it would not initiate enforcement action until March 31, 2012; however, it will accept complaints associated with compliance during the 90-day Period of Enforcement Discretion (Jan. 1 – Mar. 31, 2012). If requested by OESS, covered entities that are the subjects of complaints must produce evidence of either compliance or a good faith effort to become compliant with the new standards during the 90-day period. (See CMS Announces 90-Day Enforcement Delay for New HIPAA Standards (Bulletin, 11-18-11)).
Additional resources and help are found on the NCMS Version 5010 & ICD-10 Resources webpage at: http://www.ncmedsoc.org/practice_management/icd10.html.