Bulletin: August 24, 2012
HHS Announces Final Rule Delaying ICD-10
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today adopted the anticipated one-year delay in ICD-10 implementation, pushing the compliance date from October 1, 2013, to October 1, 2014. The final rule states that "by delaying the compliance date of ICD-10, … we are allowing more time for covered entities to prepare for the transition to ICD-10 and to conduct thorough testing."
The final rule also includes the adoption of a unique health plan identifier (HPID) and an “other entity” identifier (OEID) for entities that need to be identified on standard transactions but are not health plans, providers, or individuals. The HPID is one of the administrative simplification provision in the Affordable Care Act.