MYTH: ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation planning should be undertaken with the assumption that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will grant an extension beyond the October 1, 2014 compliance date.
FACT: All Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-covered entities must implement the new code sets with dates of service, or date of discharge for inpatients, that occur on or after October 1, 2014. HHS has no plans to extend the compliance date for implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS; therefore, covered entities should plan to complete the steps required to implement ICD-10-CM/PCS on October 1, 2014.
MYTH: ICD-10-CM/PCS was developed without clinical input.
FACT: The development of ICD-10-C/PCS involved significant clinical input. A number of medical specialty societies contributed to the development of the coding systems.
Information source: CMS.gov