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.

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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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