On April 17, 2012, DHHS published proposed regulations to accomplish the delay, among other things. The NCMS filed comments yesterday supporting the proposed delay in the compliance date for ICD-10 coding until October 1, 2014. The proposal to delay was aggressively sought by the AMA and other entities within organized medicine. The time and resources are not available to focus on implementation of ICD-10, making compliance impracticable and potentially quite harmful to the health care system. It is doubtful that October 1, 2014 will allow enough time to ensure a smooth transition.
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