Survey: 55% of Healthcare Organizations Say Hiring, Staff Biggest Challenges to ICD-10 Implementation

Roughly 55 percent of providers, payors, information technology and healthcare business leaders think hiring and staffing are the biggest barriers to transitioning to ICD-10, according to a survey from TEKsystems, a technology staffing and services company.

The survey also showed that healthcare organizations were most in need of ICD-10 project managers as well as ICD coding specialists to help the transition. Healthcare data architects as well as healthcare software developers are also hard to find.

When it comes to organizing and controlling the implementation of ICD-10, most healthcare leaders prefer a "staff augmentation" model where they manage the work and outcomes internally and outsource a third party as needed. Less than 10 percent of organizations completely outsource the control to a single vendor.

Read the entire survey on ICD-10 (pdf).

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