President Signs ICD-10 Delay
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 09:31 PM

President Obama signed HB 4302 that delays the planned ICD-10 implementation.  This bill prohibits CMS from enforcing a mandate to switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 until Oct. 1, 2015. 1
 
At this time, the law ONLY affects Medicare claims.  It is still unclear whether insurance companies will mandate the usage of these codes or not. 2
 
Regardless of whether ICD-10 is delayed or not, it is best to learn the ICD-10 codes as quickly as possible. Check our ICD-10 Training Session scheduled at the TCA Convention. 3

 

1.  http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2014/4/02/industry-stakeholders-call-on-cms-for-guidance-on-icd-10-delay

2.  http://teca.memberclicks.net/weekly-news-march-28--2014#but

3.  http://www.chirotexas.org/tca-annual-convention-2014-sessions#icd10