When it comes to preparing for the conversion to the ICD-10 coding system, Partners HealthCare System in Boston is ahead of many providers.

It jumped on the project shortly after the federal government issued its formal notice of the conversion to the billing and documentation system in January 2009. As part of its strategy, Partners formed an executive sponsorship group of the integrated delivery system's top management, including John Glaser, the enterprise CIO. That group, in turn, oversees a number of other committees devoted to ensuring the conversion to the new nomenclature proceeds smoothly.

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