On April 1, a new federal law was approved that includes a provision delaying the implementation of ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. This marks the second delay of ICD-10-CM implementation. Following a practice employed by CMS for the last delay, the new implementation date appears to be confirmed via reference to it in an unrelated rule proposed by CMS. CMS acknowledges that an interim final rule is in the works that would officially establish the new date.
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