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  • Federal IT Spokesman Says No More Extensions for ICD-10

    The October 1, 2014, deadline for converting to ICD-10 from the ICD-9 medical coding system will not be extended again, according to Farzad Mostashari, MD, who said "There are no plans for any more extensions."

    Mostashari addressed this week's ICD-10 Forum hosted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and reported in Healthcare IT News.

    Mostashari oversees the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

    HHS delayed implementation of ICD-10 for a year, from October 1, 2013, to address providers' concerns about administrative burdens. The 2013 deadline also was an extension from the October 2011 implementation date originally set by the rule adopted in January 2009.

    APTA's ICD-10 webpage has resources to help physical therapists understand the transition to the new code set.

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