Tavenner Tells HIMSS: No Delay in I-10 Implementation
There will be no delay in the Oct. 1 implementation of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) head Marilyn Tavenner told attendees at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) convention in Orlando, Fla. “Let’s face it guys, we’ve delayed this several times and it’s time to move on,” she said, according to Modern Healthcare.
Some case-by-case exemptions will be made for providers having a tough time meeting Stage 2 meaningful use targets she said. However, there will be no delay in compliance dates for stage 2, Tavenner told the crowd. Tavenner said that meeting Stage 2 deadlines was key to interoperability, quality measures, and ICD-10. Providers in dire need of an extension can file for “hardship exemptions” allowing them to comply in 2015, but Tavenner warned that without that approval providers must meet this year’s deadlines.