34 Statistics on Hospitals and ICD-10 Readiness

This past February, the American Hospital Association surveyed its hospital members to determine just how ready the hospital sector was for the impending implementation of ICD-10.

At the time of the survey, which fielded responses from roughly 1,000 hospitals, the ICD-10 compliance date was Oct. 1, 2013. HHS and CMS have since proposed to push back the compliance date to Oct. 1, 2014. Here are 34 statistics from the survey on how hospitals are preparing for the new coding system.


Has your hospital completed an ICD-10 implementation plan? ("Yes" responses)

Overall: 41.8 percent
Hospitals with more than 300 beds: 64.2 percent
Hospitals with 100 to 299 beds: 50.6 percent
Hospitals with less than 100 beds: 46.7 percent
Critical access hospitals: 22.6 percent

Where is your hospital in preparing your information systems for ICD-10 implementation?
Ready: 1 percent
Under way and on track: 60.1 percent
Under way and behind: 25.1 percent
Not started: 13.8 percent

Has your hospital initiated ICD-10 training plans for coding staff? ("Yes" responses)
Overall: 77 percent
Hospitals with more than 300 beds: 77.1 percent
Hospitals with 100 to 299 beds: 80.7 percent
Hospitals with less than 100 beds: 84 percent
Critical access hospitals: 68.5 percent

Is your facility reaching out to staff physicians to educate them on changes needed to support ICD-10? ("Yes" responses)
Overall: 65.4 percent
Hospitals with more than 300 beds: 78 percent
Hospitals with 100 to 299 beds: 69.5 percent
Hospitals with less than 100 beds: 66.7 percent
Critical access hospitals: 56 percent

Is your hospital training physicians to improve clinical documentation as part of the ICD-10 transition? ("Yes" responses)
Overall: 65.9 percent
Hospitals with more than 300 beds: 88 percent
Hospitals with 100 to 299 beds: 71.7 percent
Hospitals with less than 100 beds: 68.5 percent
Critical access hospitals: 50.7 percent

What are the top three competing priorities that make the transition to ICD-10 tougher?
Other health initiatives (electronic health records): 51.5 percent
Quality reporting: 26.8 percent
Prior capital projects: 21.7 percent

What are the ICD-10 implementation challenges that are of significant concern to your hospital?
Physician training: 89.9 percent
Coder training: 64.5 percent
Managing vendors: 56.4 percent
Timeframe for testing: 50.2 percent
Available IT staff: 49.5 percent
Lack of financing: 45.4 percent
Conversion to Version 5010: 24.7 percent

More Articles on ICD-10:

AHA Supports Postponing ICD-10 Until 2014

HHS Proposes One-Year Delay of ICD-10 to 2014

In the Fog of Delay: What's Next for ICD-10?

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