ICD-10 compliance should have commenced last October 1, 2013. However, a unanimous voice vote in Senate helped pass a bill that pushed the date to October 1, 2014. This gives hospitals and medical facilities more time to comply with the new version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) for their documentation systems.
Professional document management services like Spectrum Information Services can definitely play a significant role in making the transition to the ICD-10 more cost efficient. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services say planning will be crucial, so it is best to start working with data management professionals as early as now.