4 Recent Stories on ICD-10

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Earlier this month, President Barack Obama signed legislation that delays the transition to ICD-10 coding by at least one year.

In the wake of that announcement, providers, health insurers and others who were preparing to make the switch next October have been re-evaluating their implementation plans and awaiting further guidance from CMS. Here are four stories published during the past week about the delay and providers' reactions.

1. Industry Coalition Urges CMS to Set New ICD-10 Transition Date
The Coalition for ICD-10, a group of 14 prominent industry stakeholders and organizations, wrote a letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, pressing CMS to set a new ICD-10 transition date quickly to ease the effects of the delay.

2. CMS: ICD-10 Guidance Coming "Soon"
CMS, which has been mostly silent following the passage of the ICD-10 delay earlier this month, posted a notice on its website indicating official guidance is forthcoming, though it does not offer a timeframe.

3. 5 Key ICD-10 Process Management Strategies to Cope With the Delay
John Dugan, a partner in PwC's Health Industries practice, identified five actionable steps for process management that will help providers adjust their ICD-10 project plans.

4. Survey: Half of Healthcare Professionals Wanted an ICD-10 Delay
In a survey conducted just before Congress voted to delay the ICD-10 transition, more than half of the 1,300 respondents to a NueMD survey said the transition should either be delayed or it shouldn't happen at all.

More Articles on ICD-10:
4 Key Findings on HealthCare Professionals' Reactions to the ICD-10 Delay  
WEDI, HIMSS to Host Emergency ICD-10 Summit
Stranded in No-Man's Land: What the ICD-10 Delay Means for Healthcare Providers 


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