WEDI ICD-10 survey shows readiness lag in industry

04/12/2013 | Health Data Management

The results of a survey on ICD-10 readiness conducted by WEDI in February found that the 974 vendor, provider and health plan respondents have not made progress toward implementing ICD-10 over the last year. The survey showed that two-thirds of vendors and nearly half of payers expected to begin testing by the end of this year, but half of providers did not know when they would start, which means that testing will not begin for most organizations until next year, WEDI said. The survey also found that half of the vendors and more than half of payers delayed major ICD-10-related projects after the deadline was moved to October 2014, although resources dedicated to the project remained the same for vendors. "Unless more providers move quickly forward with their implementation efforts, there will be significant disruption on Oct. 1, 2014," WEDI wrote in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius outlining the survey results.

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