News Updates | April 19, 2012 - The 30-Day Comment Period is Now Open for the HHS Proposed Rule to Delay ICD-10
Last week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a proposed rule that would delay the compliance date for ICD-10 from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014. This proposed rule has now been posted to the Federal Register, which marks the beginning of the 30-day comment period, with all comments due to HHS no later than 5:00 pm ET on May 17, 2012.
HHS believes the change in the compliance date for ICD-10, as proposed in this rule, will give providers and other covered entities more time to prepare and fully test their systems to ensure a smooth and coordinated transition among all industry segments.
The 30-day comment period for this rule is an important way to provide feedback to HHS about the proposed ICD-10 compliance date change. You can submit comments in the following ways:
- Electronically by following the ‘‘Submit a comment’’ instructions on the Regulations.gov website
- By regular mail sent to:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 8013
Baltimore, MD 21244–8013
More information about the proposed rule can be found in the One-Year Delay of ICD-10 Compliance Date fact sheet, which outlines the background of the ICD-10 compliance date, and highlights provisions of the proposed rule and standards compliance date.