The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes, or ICD-10, will include codes for new procedures and diagnoses that improve the quality of information available for quality improvement and payment purposes.
The compliance date for use of the new ICD-10 codes has been delayed to October 1, 2015, according to P.L.113-93 signed on 4/1/14.
CMS "Clarifying Questions & Answers Related to the 7.6.15 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities"
CMS letter to the field on transition to ICD-10. Also see 7.27.15 clarifications.
CMS final rule setting compliance deadline for converting to the ICD-10 system as October 1, 2015.
ICD-10 compliance deadline delayed to October 1, 2014. See HHS news release. [View]
HHS proposed rule: "Administrative Simplification: Adoption of a Standard for a Unique Health Plan Identifier; Addition to the National Provider Identifier Requirements; and a Change to Compliance Date for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Medical Data Code Sets" [View]