CMS Taps 3M for ICD-10 Coding Translation Tool

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | September 9, 2011

WASHINGTON – Perhaps this is to be taken as a sign that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will not, as some healthcare IT pros no doubt are still hoping, push back the compliance deadline for ICD-10.

CMS on Thursday announced a contract to license 3M’s ICD-10 Code Translation Tool. The agency plans to use the software to convert systems, applications and reports presently in ICD-9 codes to ICD-10...