The health care industry remains behind in readiness for the ICD-10 code set, according to the latest in a series of status surveys from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
The organization has conducted regular surveys since 2009, sharing results with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in an advisory role, and with the industry as a whole. The most recent survey conducted in October queried 196 providers, 59 vendors and 98 health insurers. Based on the survey results, all industry segments appear to have made some progress since February 2013, but have not gained sufficient ground to remove concern over meeting the Oct. 1, 2014 compliance deadline, says WEDI Chairman Jim Daley. Unless all segments move quickly forward with their implementation efforts, there will be significant disruption on Oct. 1, 2014. Survey results show that:
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