The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange has launched what likely is the last of a series of surveys conducted since 2009 to assess industry readiness for the October 1 compliance date for using the ICD-10 code set.
WEDI is an industry sponsored organization that also serves as an advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services. With each survey, the group released results to the public and has advised the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on issues found and offered recommendations, says Jim Daley, past chair of WEDI and now co-chair of the ICD-10 Workgroup. Hes also director of IT at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
The most recent survey, conducted in February with almost 1,200 respondents and released in April, showed progress in some areas and considerable worry in others.
Now, it is crunch time for ICD-10 and results from the new surveywith a closing date of July 10 and a report issued about 40 business days before the compliance dateshould give insight on what compliance issues need a tight focus during the remaining time before the codes must be used, Daley says.
The survey is available here.
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