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CHIME Issues Statement on ICD-10 Delay

ANN ARBOR, MI, August 24, 2012 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) issued a brief statement from CHIME President and CEO Richard A. Correll regarding the one-year delay of ICD-10, as part of the final rule establishing a health plan identifier (HPID) announced by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier today.

“CHIME is pleased that CMS understood the importance of finalizing its proposed one year delay for compliance to ICD-10,” said CHIME President and CEO Richard A. Correll. “In public comments filed last April, CHIME urged CMS to keep its proposed one year delay because a longer delay would seriously disrupt ongoing efforts to convert to ICD-10. And, as HHS itself recognizes, a longer delay would significantly increase the costs of converting to ICD-10. Overall CHIME applauds the efforts of HHS to quickly and decisively signal a commitment to ICD-10 conversion and we urge the Department to develop a clear path forward, with benchmarks, so that healthcare industry stakeholders can make the conversion in 2014."

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 70 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.cio-chime.org.

Stephanie Fraser
Communications Coordinator

Updated: 8/27/2012 12:57:36 PM