Latest ICD-10 Delay Re-shuffles the Deck, Irritates Players

Another year-long delay in the deadline for implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding set spells frustration for vendors and providers. "This is bad," says CHIME president and CEO Russ Branzell.

1 comments on "Latest ICD-10 Delay Re-shuffles the Deck, Irritates Players"
Heather Haugen (4/2/2014 at 9:03 PM)

Interesting conversation. We have been hosting focus groups with CHIME CIOs to understand how the delay will impact progress toward ICD-10. The feedback suggests the delay will slow momentum for larger organizations that were on track for Oct. 1, 2014, but does offer additional time for smaller physician practices and hospitals that weren't going to make the deadline – as well as EHR vendors to ensure their applications are ready. My recommendation is that organizations not delay their preparation, but they do have to rethink their plans to accomodate a delay in timing.ICD-10 must remain a top priority. As for the viability of moving straight to ICD-11, I agree ICD-11 is ultimately where we need to be; however, many of us believe ICD-10 is an important stepping stone due to the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-11. – Dr. Heather Haugen, managing director of The Breakaway Group, A Xerox Company


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