On September 5, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a Final Rule which extends the ICD-10 compliance date one year to October 1, 2014 for all covered entities.
This delay was based on evidence from multiple surveys conducted by various health care organizations that segments of the industry would likely not meet the original date. CMS states in the Final Rule that a one-year delay would benefit all covered entities and enable the industry to do more extensive testing and provide for a smoother transition.
The Final Rule may be viewed at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-05/pdf/2012-21238.pdf.
The Emdeon ICD-10 Program Team continued to press forward regardless of the expected delay and we have completed our analysis and design phase. Remediation of identified gaps / enhancements in Emdeon systems and products is in progress to allow Emdeon to be in a position to help our customers with their implementation and testing needs.
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