Today is St. Patrick's Day, a sobering reminder that there are less than 200 days left until the October 1 ICD-10 implementation deadline. Either way, if you are a provider that is concerned about being prepared to make the code switchover, no one could blame you for having a good, strong drink (or two).
With only the spring and summer months separating providers from the ICD-10 go-live date, many are asking themselves how far along they should be at this point in implementation activities. Well, the truth is that significant numbers of providers have not even begun to prepare for ICD-10, as terrifying and as stressful as that may sound. A recent poll of 1,200 practices with more than 55,000 physicians found that less than 10 percent reported significant progress in overall ICD-10 readiness.
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