Study: Successful ICD-10 Transition Demands Greater Physician Buy-In

Physician buy-in for ICD-10 is lacking, according to a report by J.A. Thomas & Associates.

JATA conducted a survey on ICD-10 in April. The results revealed that gaining physician buy-in and then training physicians were respondents' greatest challenge in preparing for ICD-10 (74.3 percent). The report suggests physician training and the support of physicians could help healthcare organizations transition successfully to ICD-10 and could increase morale.

Other key findings include:

- 78.6 percent of respondents said they are currently taking steps towards ICD-10 transition
- 50 percent of the respondents who said they are not currently taking steps towards ICD-10 identified other priorities as the reason; 20 percent said ICD-10 preparedness is not currently a priority
- 71 percent of respondents have formed an ICD-10 Task Force, but only 50 percent have invested in staff training
- 71.3 percent of respondents said they are going to use a combination of in-house and external ICD-10 training programs
- 71.8 percent of respondents said investing in education and training provide the most benefits, with more than half indicating they need help facilitating medical staff acceptance and endorsement of ICD-10 conversion

Read the J.A. Thomas & Associates report on ICD-10 preparedness.

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