ICD-10 Deadline Review Update

Andrea Kraynak, for HealthLeaders Media , February 15, 2012

Until further information becomes available on the exact nature of the delay, providers should continue to push forward with their implementation efforts, according to industry experts.

"Even if they do delay ICD-10, especially for physician practices, this should not deter the infrastructure redevelopment to accommodate ICD-10's likely implementation in whatever time frame they do implement it, be it six, 12, 18, or 24 months from their previously announced date of October 1, 2013," said James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, managing director of FTI Consulting in Brentwood, TN.

Mixed reactions

News of the potential delay is being met with diverse reactions.

"The provider population is just coming off the preparation efforts for 5010, so a slight delay may be appropriate," said Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, chief operating officer at First Class Solutions, Inc. in Maryland Heights, MO.

However, the delay should not be excessive, she said. Those proactive providers that have ICD-10 preparations well underway should be able to "get on" with their other activities, as they have a number of competing priorities right now.

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2 comments on "ICD-10 Deadline Review Update"

Suzy Chapman (2/18/2012 at 5:54 AM)
http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/could-us-skip-icd-10-and-leapfrog-directly-icd-11 Tom Sullivan reports, above, that Chris Chute (Chair, ICD-11 Revision Steering Group) is now talking about the possibility of shifting the projected completion of ICD-11 from 2015 to 2016. The implementation date for ICD-11 has already been shifted from 2012 to 2014 to 2015+.

Suzy Chapman (2/16/2012 at 8:22 AM)
"Meanwhile, as Kennedy explained, the rest of the world is already using ICD-10 and will likely transition to ICD-11 soon, while the United States is still using ICD-9." Just to clarify, ICD-11, WHO's revision of ICD-10, is still at the Alpha drafting stage; a Beta drafting platform for which stakeholder interaction and input will be invited is timelined for release this year (May 2012). If ICD Revision can meet the Beta schedule, there then follows a 2yr period for ICD-11 Field Trials. The final version for public viewing is currently timelined for 2014 with implementation from 2015+. For comparison of current schedules: DSM-5 slated for publication in May 2013 ICD-10-CM scheduled for adoption in October 2013 ICD-11 scheduled for implementation in 2015+ So unless transition to ICD-10-CM were to be significantly delayed, there would be no overlap between the US's ICD-9-CM and the WHO's ICD-11.




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