The latest survey of physician readiness for ICD-10 from the Medical Group Management Association should give the industry pause.

Less than 10 percent of 570 responding practices in January have made significant process in overall readiness. And they are worried about six core implementation issues: Overall cost of converting to ICD-10 (92 percent), changes to clinical documentation (97 percent), loss of clinician productivity after implementation (96 percent), loss of coding staff productivity after implementation (94 percent), cost of upgrading or replacing practice software (76 percent) and ability to obtain executive support for the conversion (58 percent).

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