CMS Hints at ICD-10 Implementation Date
The transition date for ICD-10-CM/PCS was stated in last night’s release of the 2015 IPPS Proposed Rule. In three separate instances, CMS references October 1, 2015 as the new implementation date for ICD-10-CM/PCS.
Page 648 “…ICD-10-CM/PCS Transition”
“The ICD-10-CM/PCS transition is scheduled to take place on October 1, 2015. After that date, we will collect non-electronic health record-based quality measure data coded only in ICD-10-CM/PCS.”
“ICD-10 will officially be implemented on October 1, 2015”
“ICD-10-CM/PCS will officially be implemented on October 1, 2015”
NOTE: AAPC will have further updates as they become available.
What Should I Do Now?
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