Tavenner Tells HIMSS: No Delay in I-10 Implementation

CMS LogoThere 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.

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Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been publisher for more than nine years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and at Aetna Health Plans before that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.
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Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been publisher for more than nine years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and at Aetna Health Plans before that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.

4 Responses to “Tavenner Tells HIMSS: No Delay in I-10 Implementation”

  1. David Stern says:

    How does she still have a job? CMS has failed miserably with every recent rollout (5010, ridiculous meaningful-use standards & healthcare reform website). How badly should we expect them to fail processing claims this time? Do they realize that their constant failures hurt real people and divert resources from meaningful efforts to actually improve healthcare?

  2. A. Duffour says:

    Temperance is a virtue……………Will Shakespear

  3. Michelle Leininger says:

    Me thinks that Marilyn Tavenner should never say never again! If house bill 4302 passes the Senate like it did the house, it will not be implemented until 2015. I think it is rediculous that they are trying to hide and pass yet another delay, but leave it up to our wonderful senators to pull the old pea under the shell act as per their usual.

  4. Janean Giddens says:

    Still in training at this time but my 2 cents worth: Other countries have been doing this for how many years now and America KEEPS getting out of a deadline. I am sure this gives everyone else just a little more proof that the U.S. can’t accomplish anything and for all of those that HAVE transitioned and doing it successfully, I bet it angers a few that we have not began.

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