Though some medical groups keep pushing for yet another delay in ICD-10, Juliet Santos of consultancy Leidos Health, argues that another delay could be a threat to national security.
Many healthcare providers are against transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10. To that end, the best way to get them to embrace the new coding system is to show how it will benefit their practice and patients, says Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska.
Implementation of ICD-10 and Meaningful Use rank among the top 10 issues for physicians to watch in 2015, according to the American Medical Association.
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As organizations continue to argue whether to keep the ICD-10 compliance date as Oct.1 of this year, others are warning that to be unprepared will spell trouble for many providers.
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Acceptance rates during the November ICD-10 acknowledgement testing week improved to 87 percent, according to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announcement.
A new ICD-10 end-to-end testing period for providers, as well as associated guidance for testing, was revealed this week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Despite the seemingly constant threat of another delay to ICD-10, hospitals and physician practices would be wise to forge ahead with implementation, writes Deborah Grider, a healthcare consultant and current president of the Indiana Health Information Management Association.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) called ICD-10 "an important milestone in the future of healthcare technologies," in a statement this week on implementation of the coding set.