HHS Announces FINAL Rule for ICD-10 Compliance Date and HPID

Health and Human Services has announced a Final Rule that confirms the proposed extension of the ICD-10 compliance date to October 1, 2014.

The Final Rule also establishes a unique health plan identifier (HPID), as well as a unique identifier for other entities (OEID), and modifies the NPI Rule to include pharmacy prescribers.

The Final Rule establishes these important dates:
• Health plans, with the exception of small plans, must obtain an HPID by November 5, 2014
• Small health plans must obtain an HPID by November 5, 2015
• Covered entities must use HPIDs in the standard transactions on or after November 7, 2016

The changes to the NPI rule become effective May 6, 2013.

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