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The delay follows an announcement earlier this year by HHS regarding the likelihood of an extension. Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, indicated at the AMA National Advocacy Conference in Washington on February 14 that HHS was re-evaluating the deadline, but she did not indicate how long the implementation delay would be. The proposed rule formalizes a one-year delay.
The delay is the result of concerns by the American Medical Association and other organizations regarding physiciansâ€™ ability to adopt the vastly expanded ICD-10 code set by October 1, 2013 as well as a reflection of challenges associated with the implementation of the new 5010 electronic transaction standards.
Read the press release from the Department of Health and Human Services for more information.
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