New ICD-10 date officially Oct. 1, 2015
Just received this brief statement from CMS, clarifying the new target date after Congress delayed the implemention of ICD-10 diagnosis codes for at least a year.
On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.
This lays to rest speculation that the date might be pushed out even farther than a year from the original 2014 date (or that there would be some more radical resolution, like skipping ICD-10 and waiting for ICD-11).