With just over 100 days left before the October 1 ICD-10 deadline takes effect, more than half of physician practices (51 percent) in a recent readiness survey by the California Medical Association indicated they were only minimally prepared for the code switchover, while more than a fifth (21 percent) said they were not at all prepared. 

According to CMA, physician practices should be “well into the preparation and planning process for the ICD-10 transition.” However, the survey indicates that many practices are woefully unprepared to be ready to meet the October 1 compliance date.

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