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Measured enthusiasm from groups for ICD-10 delay
Modern Healthcare

Initial reaction from healthcare industry leaders to HHS‘ proposed extension of the ICD-10 compliance deadline by one year to Oct. 1, 2014, has been cautiously positive.

HHS suggested the new deadline in a 198-page proposed rule (PDF) that also contains details of a requirement for a national health plan identifier.

“The American Medical Association and physicians across the nation appreciate that CMS has proposed delaying the ICD-10 implementation date to Oct. 1, 2014,” AMA President Dr. Peter Carmel said in a news release.