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  • CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Delay ICD-10 Implementation

    Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a 1-year delay-from October 1, 2013, to October 1, 2014, to comply with the transition to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10).

    The ICD-10 compliance date change is part of a proposed rule that would adopt a standard for a unique health plan identifier (HPID), adopt a data element that would serve as an "other entity" identifier (OEID), and add a National Provider Identifier (NPI) requirement. The proposed rule was developed by the Office of E-Health Standards and Services, within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of its ongoing role to establish adopt standards for electronic health care transactions under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

    Deadline Approaches for Applications for MoveForwardPT.com Editorial Board

    APTA members who wish to participate in the development of physical therapy-specific content for APTA's consumer website have until April 20 to apply for the new MoveForwardPT.com editorial board.

    Members of the MoveForwardPT.com editorial board will help write, edit, and review content, such as the detailed symptoms and conditions guides, according to their area of expertise, and/or will help to facilitate content development and review with other physical therapist experts in the field.

    APTA is seeking applications for initial 2-year terms. Applicants must be APTA members with a PhD, DPT, or equivalent, a strong clinical background, proven writing skills, and a keen interest in developing evidence-based, consumer-friendly content.

    If interested in this volunteer opportunity, review the full position descriptions for editorial board members and/or the editorial board chair (position also available), and send a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and appropriate writing samples to Katie Kissal, consumer portal specialist.