In response to public encouragement, HHS announced earlier this week that it will delay requirements for ICD-10 compliance from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014.  The reconsideration of the compliance date was, according to the final rule,  a result of  “(1) the industry transition to Version 5010 did not proceed as effectively as expected; (2) providers expressed concern that other statutory initiatives are stretching their resources; and (3) surveys and polls indicated a lack of readiness for the ICD-10 transition.”  To view the final rule announcing the compliance delay click here.