As healthcare organizations start the countdown to the October 2015 ICD-10 compliance deadline, a majority in a recent survey say they are far enough along in the implementation process to conduct end-to-end testing. However, smaller organizations—such as physician practices—appear less equipped to test. In addition, they are not aware of when their business partners will be prepared to conduct testing.

Those are among the findings of a survey of 454 individuals representing a wide range of healthcare settings including delivery systems, acute care hospitals, clinics and physician practices. The ICD-10 survey, conducted by the American Health Information Management Association and eHealth Initiative, assesses organizations’ readiness for testing and implementation, as well as anticipated financial, clinical and operational affects.

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