HHS announces new ICD-10 compliance date of October 1, 2014

September 28, 2012

On August 24, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its final rule regarding the compliance date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10), officially moving it one year from October 1, 2013, to October 1, 2014. All covered entities must comply with ICD-10 by this new date of October 1, 2014. HHS has adopted this new compliance date in an effort to allow additional time for providers to ensure compliance. IBC urges you to continue preparing for the transition to ICD-10 by completing an impact assessment of the ICD-10 transition. IBC will continue to provide ongoing communication, outreach, and education to providers as the industry prepares for one of the biggest mandated medical data code set initiatives in history. The final rule can be viewed on the Federal Register?s website. If you have any questions about the transition to ICD-10, please visit the ICD-10 section of our website.