On July 31, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that October 1, 2015 is the new implementation date for the much-awaited ICD-10 coding classification transition. No one was truly surprised by that announcement, as it had been alluded to since the April delay caused by the Senate passing HR 4302. ICD-10 Monitor brought this news to us in their article, “Good News: ICD-10 Implementation Date Announced.”
Many in health care have invested much time, effort, resources, and funding into implementation prior to and since the announcement of the delay.
A joint press release by HHS and CMS (the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) indicated that “this deadline allows providers, insurance companies, and others in the healthcare industry time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on Oct. 1, 2015.”
The current coding classification system – ICD-9 – works great with Access Integrity’s product. They will be ready for ICD-10, too. With the automated indexing system flagging medical transactions for coding errors, claims submission becomes streamlined, ICD Tagger has the potential to transform the medical coding and billing landscapes.
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Access Integrity, delivering advanced technology solutions for full and complete compliant processing of medical transactions to the healthcare industry.