CMS proposes one-year delay for ICD-10

Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a rule that proposes to delay ICD-10 one year from Oct. 2013 to Oct. 2014.

The rule also includes a proposal to implement a national health plan identifier, required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). This is a great step to help standardize the health plans so that they can be uniquely identified, just like providers have been for years now.