ICD-10 deadline is delayed
Friday, February 17, 2012
Recently, HSS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the agency would be revising its Oct 1, 2013 deadline for healthcare organizations to switch over from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The new deadline has not yet been announced. While some organizations are excited about this news, many more are disappointed and feel this delay may set providers back both financially and in our health information efforts. In Modern Healthcare's article, "HIMSS: Don't delay ICD-10", they recognize the fact that there are challenges to meeting the compliance date, however HIMSS's latest annual leadership survey found that nearly 90% of respondents said they expected their organization to complete the ICD-10 conversion on time.
Will delaying the ICD-10 deadline help the healthcare industry as a whole, or hurt the majority of the industry that has already put a large number of resources into meeting the previous deadline?
Tim Coan, CEO
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