ICD-10 Compliance, recently set to start on October 1, 2014, has now been PUSHED BAC, by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93), to October 1, 2015. The Act provides 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.
Please contact us if you have any questions about what the ICD-10 is and how it may affect your Medicare Secondary Payer Reimbursement and reporting obligations.
You can read the article in its entirety here: http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/FFSProvPartProg/Downloads/2014-05-02-enews-file.pdf