ICD-10 CM/PCS Compliance Date Clarification

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On April 1, 2014, it was announced that the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which said that the DHHS Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.
 
Until the interim final rule is released, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will continue with ICD-10 development in order to meet the current compliance date of October 1, 2014.
 
Upon notification of the published interim final rule, SCDHHS will release an update to the provider community and associated business partners providing the details, including any changes to the compliance date.  
 
SCDHHS will continue to share information related to the preparation and implementation of ICD-10 with providers through Bulletins and the dedicated ICD-10 webpage (https://msp.scdhhs.gov/aca/). 
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