Study: Half of U.S. Healthcare Providers 25% or Less Done With ICD-10 Implementation

Nearly half of U.S. healthcare providers have completed only 25 percent of less of their ICD-10 implementation process, according to a study by Aloft Group, an international brand strategy and marketing execution firm.

Nearly 200 healthcare providers — 75 percent of which were community hospitals — were surveyed. Of the providers studied, 35.4 percent reported they were 25 percent done with the conversion, while 15.3 percent said they hadn't started yet. In 2013, 40.8 percent of those surveyed said they were 25 percent done, and 33.8 percent hadn't gotten started.

The study found 60 percent of providers cited physician buy-in as a conversion obstacle, and 46.1 percent identified lack of time as an issue. Additionally, 39 percent reported financial resources as an obstacle.

Forty-five percent of those surveyed said they don't agree with the American Medical Association's stance that CMS should reconsider the Oct. 1 conversion deadline. Twenty-five percent said they agree with the AMA's position.

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