Survey Suggests ICD-10 Delay is Favorable for Providers

A recent survey from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (pdf) found that, at the time the latest delay of ICD-10 was finalized, much of the healthcare industry was not on track to meet the originally proposed Oct. 1, 2013, compliance date.

In February 2012, WEDI surveyed more than 2,600 healthcare providers, health plans and vendors to assess how ready the industry was for ICD-10. The results of the survey include:

•    Roughly 50 percent of providers indicated they did not know when they would complete their ICD-10 impact assessment.

•    About 33 percent of providers expected to start external testing in 2013, although another half did not know when they would start external testing.

•    Most health plans said they do not expect to begin external testing until 2013, less than one year from the now-delayed Oct. 1, 2013 compliance date.

•    Fifty percent of vendors are less than halfway complete with ICD-10 product development.

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