The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange has called on the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt the organization's proposed ICD-10 transition roadmap in order to "minimize continued disruption to the healthcare industry" as a result of the one-year ICD-10 delay.
The high-level roadmap is based on stakeholder feedback gathered at WEDIs April 30 emergency ICD-10 Summit. In a letter to outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, WEDI recommends that HHS take immediate steps including: ensuring Medicare and Medicaid readiness transparency; expediting, supporting and expanding industry testing; expanding provider education and support; targeting outreach to non-covered entities such as workers compensation plans; conducting or supporting limited pilots; and establishing clear ICD-10 milestones and tracking readiness.
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