Two new polls show mixed results since the Oct. 1 ICD-10 compliance date went into effect. While a survey by consulting firm KPMG found 79 percent of responding healthcare organizations believe the code transition has been successful to date, a separate survey of doctors by physician social media network SERMO indicates the new billing codes are taking time away from patient care.
In the KPMG survey of 298 attendees conducted during a Nov. 9 webcast, 28 percent of participants responded that the transition has been “smooth” and another 51 percent found “a few technical issues, but overall successful.” At the same time, 11 percent described their experience with the code set as a “failure to operate in an ICD-10 environment.”
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