Updated on: March 17, 2016

HHS Makes ICD-10 One-Year Delay Final to 2014

Original story posted on: August 24, 2012

WASHINGTON –- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the final rule that makes the proposed one-year delay—from Oct. 1, 2013, to Oct. 1, 2014—final for the implementation of ICD-10.


Reaction has been swift and positive from within the healthcare community. The College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) said in a written statement to ICD10monitor that CHIME “applauds the efforts of HHS to quickly and decisively signal a commitment to ICD-10.” CHIME went on to say that a longer delay would have “seriously disrupted ongoing efforts to convert to ICD-10.”


Chuck Buck

Chuck Buck is the publisher of ICD10monitor and is the executive producer and program host of Talk Ten Tuesdays.