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10 Surprises About ICD-10
Americas healthcare industry was on pins and needles as the ICD-10 compliance date came. Were providers and insurers ready? The early answerat least for now as providers wait for remittance adviceis that there were plenty of glitches but most were quickly resolved. The transition was as smooth as anyone could have hoped. That was the biggest surprise; here are 10 more.
The Implementation Delay Worked
The first two weeks of the ICD-10 transition were all about providers making sure they could select the right codes from the right information systems, submit claims to insurers and avoid large-scale rejections. Stanley Nachimson, a long-time official at CMS and now a consultant at Nachimson Advisors, gives a lot of credit for the ease of the transition to the compliance date being extended twice in two years. That gave providers and insurers the time they needed, and most used the time well. (Photo: Fotolia)