On August 24, the Department of Health and Human Services released a final rule changing the compliance date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) Medical Data Code Sets from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014. The rule also sets standards for a national unique health plan identifier (HPID), other entity identifier (OEID) and additions to the national provider identifier (NPI) requirements. The final rule, published in the September 5 Federal Register, takes effect November 5.
The American Hospital Association has published a Regulatory Advisory reviewing the highlights of the final rule. If you are an MHA member and would like a copy, email Shawn Rossi at email@example.com.