CMS plans to stay the course with ICD-10 deadline

The CMS announced that the shift to ICD-10 will continue without additional delays, meaning providers must begin using the new codes by Oct. 1, 2014. "Many in the health industry are under way with the necessary system changes to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Halting this progress midstream would be costly, burdensome, and would eliminate the impending benefits of these investments," said acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.

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