I-10 Postponement Comments Due May 17
Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a proposed rule that would delay the compliance date for ICD-10 from Oct. 1, 2013 to Oct. 1, 2014. This proposed rule was posted to the Federal Register April 17, which started the stopwatch for the 30-day comment period. All comments are due to HHS no later than 5 p.m. eastern time May 17.
HHS said it believes the change in the compliance date for ICD-10, as proposed in this rule, will give providers and other covered entities more time to prepare and fully test their systems to ensure a smooth and coordinated transition among all industry segments.
Comments can be submitted in the following ways:
- Electronically by following the ‘‘Submit a comment’’ instructions on the Regulations.gov website
- By regular mail sent to:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 8013
Baltimore, MD 21244–8013
More information about the proposed rule can be found in the “One-Year Delay of ICD-10 Compliance Date” fact sheet, which outlines the background of the ICD-10 compliance date, and highlights provisions of the proposed rule and standards compliance date.