• ICD-10 Resource Center

    ICD-10 Coding Takes Effect Oct. 1, 2015



    The requirement to use the ICD-10 coding system now takes effect Oct. 1, 2015. H.R. 4302, which contained a provision to delay ICD-10 implementation, was passed despite adamant decrees from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that there would be no further delays. While the extension to October 1, 2015 offers some practices much needed breathing room, now is not the time to tap the brakes; preparation and education is as important as ever. Implementation strategies should be initiated now.