American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
CLN Stat
By Bill Malone

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the nation’s transition to the ICD-10 medical coding set will be delayed for a second time until October 1, 2014. The most recent deadline was October 1, 2013, a two-year deferral from the original 2011 date. ICD-10 promised to introduce more than 100,000 new diagnostic and procedure codes, affecting everything from medical research to reimbursement. 

In addition to physician groups, some in the lab community had warned that payers were not prepared for ICD-10 and the delay could be a boon for providers. 


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Posted by Bill Malone
On 6/5/2012

I agree we need more time

Posted by Travis Davison
On 5/16/2012

this is interesting.