ICD 10 deadline pushed back

Health & Human Services (HHS), Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, said late Wednesday that HHS intends to delay ICD-10 since the provider segment is not ready , the most pertinent question is how long will HHS push back compliance? This delay will push back healthcare reform.

Should the U.S. delay the ICD-10 compliance deadline one year, until 2014, then the WHO will have a beta of ICD-11 ready. Then the new ICD-10 deadline flows into 2015, well, then a final version of ICD-11 will be fast-approaching.

ICD-11, currently slated for 2015 (but could be 2016), the underlying structure of ICD-11 will be profoundly different than any anterior ICD.

It has not been championed yet to have the possibility of ICD-11 as an ICD-10 alternative or to include two ICD options, if not simultaneously, than certainly in rapid succession.
Now that the industry has more time for ICD-10, perhaps it would be wisely-used to consider a plan considering the more modern, more useful ICD-11, either instead of ICD-10 or at the very least to plan two steps ahead.

Since by the time ICD-10 is implemented it will almost be obsolete by the time ICD 11 rolls around.

Insurance Exchanges will be here by January 1, 2014

On Monday, March 12. 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services released a final rule governing the insurance exchanges. The rule states insurance exchange must be up and running in every state by January 1, 2014. Between now and then, states can either build their own exchanges and tailor them as much as federal law will allow or decide not to build exchanges at all.

But there’s a catch: If states don’t build their own exchanges, the federal government will do it for them.

The only way this could possibly change now is if the law is repealed by Congress or overturned by the Supreme Court.