On April 1, 2014, H.R.4302 / Public Law 113-93, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 was signed into law. In addition to addressing a temporary "fix" to the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR), the bill states that the Department of Health and Human Services cannot adopt the ICD-10 code set as a regulatory standard until at least October 1, 2015. The ICD-10 compliance date had been previously delayed on September 5, 2012 when the deadline was extended from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014.
A regulation from Health and Human Services is needed that will state the compliance date and any guidance on how to implement ICD-10.
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