The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange has launched what likely is the last of a series of surveys conducted since 2009 to assess industry readiness for the October 1 compliance date for using the ICD-10 code set.

WEDI is an industry sponsored organization that also serves as an advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services. With each survey, the group released results to the public and has advised the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on issues found and offered recommendations, says Jim Daley, past chair of WEDI and now co-chair of the ICD-10 Workgroup. He’s also director of IT at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

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