The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will survey 1,200 stakeholders from across various sectors of the health care industry on their readiness for the ICD-10 code sets.
CMS recently sent a final rule setting a new ICD-10 compliance date to the Office of Management and Budget for review, a final step before publication. CMS called for moving the date back one year, to Oct. 1, 2014, in a proposed rule published in April 2012.
The readiness survey will not be used for policy purposes, according to a CMS notice published Aug. 10 in the Federal Register. “Findings from the ICD-10 readiness assessment will be used by CMS to understand each sector’s progress toward compliance and to determine what communication and educational efforts can best help affected entities obtain the tools and resources they need to achieve timely compliance with ICD-10.”
CMS estimates the survey will take about six minutes to complete. No details were given on when and how surveys will be distributed.
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