HHS Seeking Comments to Proposed ICD-10 Delay

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is seeking comments from stakeholders about a proposed rule that postpones implementation of ICD-10 for a year - from Oct. 1, 2013, till Oct. 1, 2014.

The proposed rule was published April 17 in the Federal Register.

HHS is accepting comments till 5 p.m. Eastern time on May 17.

In explaining the proposed delay, HHS said in a statement that it believed the postponement "will give providers and other covered entities more time to prepare and fully test their systems to ensure a smooth and coordinated transition among all industry segments."

To submit a comment, follow the instructions at regulations.gov, or mail a comment to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-0040-P, P.O. Box 8013, Baltimore, MD 21244-8013.

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