By: Joseph Conn / HITS staff writer

When your mom let you out of cleaning your room, your professor postponed that big exam, the office called to reschedule your colonoscopy and the CMS relaxed your looming compliance deadline, the feeling is the same.
Relief, followed by anxiety for what still must be done.
Healthcare leaders of various stripes have welcomed the news that the CMS, in effect, pushed back by up to one year the May 23 deadline to comply with the national provider identifier requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
The reprieve, despite affected parties already having had nearly two years to get ready, came late in the afternoon Monday.

Source: Modern Healthcare Online


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