HHS will release the final rule, Administrative Simplification: Change to the Compliance Date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD–10–CM and ICD-10-PCS) Medical Data Code Sets, in the Federal Register August 4.
The one-year delay will allow US healthcare providers to reap the benefits of ICD-10 as soon as possible and is also the least expensive option, HHS stated in the final rule.
CMS was adamant about keeping October 1, 2014, as the compliance date. However, Congress passed H.R. 4302, "Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014" in March. The bill included this statement:
President Obama signed the bill into law April 1 and as a result, HHS was forced to move the ICD-10 implementation date.