ICD-10 deadline won’t be delayed, Tavenner tells HIMSS

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Providers, payers and claims clearinghouses can look for no relief from the looming, Oct. 1 compliance deadline for the nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes, the head of the CMS said Thursday. But some case-by-case exemptions will be made for providers having a tough time meeting their Stage 2 meaningful-use targets, she said.

“There are no more delays and the system will go live on Oct. 1,” Marilyn Tavenner said during her keynote address at theHealthcare Information and Management Systems Society convention in Orlando, Fla., Thursday. “Let’s face it guys, we’ve delayed this several times and it’s time to move on.”

Read more: Modern Healthcare

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