In a recently proposed rule, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed postponing the implementation date for ICD-10-CM/PCS from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014. The 198-page proposed rule also calls for Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act-required "administrative simplifications" through the establishment of a "unique Health Plan Identifier (HPID)" and additional National Provider Identifier (NPI) requirements.
ASA will carefully review the proposed rule and offer comments.
Click here to view proposed rule.
Click here for more about the ICD-10-CM-PCS.