The third in a series of surveys from the American Health Information Management Association finds considerable progress among hospitals in starting work toward ICD-10 compliance, but other provider sites lag far behind.

AHIMA conducted a Web survey among members in August 2011 with 639 respondents, 70 percent of them hospitals or delivery systems.

Eighty-six percent of responding inpatient facilities reported they have started ICD-10 implementation planning, up from 62 percent in AHIMA's August 2010 survey and 55 percent in April 2010. Only 50 percent of non-hospital respondents have started such work.

Of those non-hospital respondents that have not starting planning, 4 percent planned to begin within a month, 28 percent in one to six months and 17 percent after six months. More than 50 percent aren't sure when the planning process will start.

Other survey results include:

* Implementation planning team established: 40 percent of hospitals and 21% of others,

* ICD-10 project plan developed: 25 percent of hospitals and 14 percent of others,

* Implementation budget developed: 18 percent of hospitals and five percent of others, and

* Impact assessment conducted: 12 percent of hospitals and 7 percent of others.

Single-digit percentages of all respondents have comprehensively assessed staff education needs and the status of insurers and business associates toward ICD-10 readiness.

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