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ICD-10 Implementation Date Finalized

August 22, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule on July 31, 2014, finalizing October 1, 2015, as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases.

For additional information about the deadline, providers can read the CMS press release, “Deadline for ICD-10 allows health care industry ample time to prepare for change,” on the CMS website.

The final rule is available on the Administrative Simplification: Change to the Compliance Date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) Medical Data Code Sets page of the Federal Register website.