ICD-10 implementation delayed to October 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced that the new ICD-10-CM implementation deadline is October 1, 2015.
DHHS expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include language on the new compliance date requiring 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.
A delay in ICD-10 implementation was included as a provision in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act, (HR 4302) which was passed by both the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and signed into law by President Obama.
For more information, please visit http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/index.html
ICD-10 External Testing Opportunities
United Healthcare - ICD10Questions@uhc.com
Aetna – contact provider relations to check eligibility
BCBS - contact provider relations to check eligibility
Humana - ICD10inquiries@humana.com
Watch this page for new information on ICD-10
The Academy is actively compiling information on new claims testing opportunities for members. In addition, in the coming weeks, the Academy will revise content in this section to help members prepare for the new implementation deadline.