If health care industry stakeholders want to meet the October 2013 compliance data to adopt the ICD-10 code sets, then 2011 "has got to be a very focused year," says David Biel, a partner in the Chicago office of Deloitte Consulting LLP. "There's no more time to pontificate and talk about what the solutions are, it's a year where great progress is needed."

During a session at Health Data Management's Health IT Summit, Nov. 14-16 in Chicago, Biel and Christine Armstrong, also a partner at Deloitte, will give an industry ICD-10 readiness check. Covering the payer, provider and government sectors, they'll outline who's ahead, who's keeping pace and who's behind. "Payers continue to be leading the pack," Biel says. "They jumped on this program."

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