Medical Billing Newsflash: CMS Finalizes ICD-10 Date 10.14.2012

On Friday, August 24, 2012, it was announced by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the new compliance date for ICD-10 is October 1, 2014. This announcement comes after HHS announced in April 2012 that the original October 1, 2013 deadline would be pushed back, but no final replacement date had been established until today.

The final rule will be formally published in the Federal Register Sept. 5th, but a preview can be viewed online at the Office of the Federal Register website.