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Haven't Started ICD-10? It May Already Be Too Late



For some healthcare CIOs, waiting to start ICD-10 planning wasn't a risk they were willing to take. But many challenges remain when it comes to implementing the new coding system and putting in place the right teams, tools, and technologies.



1 comments on "Haven't Started ICD-10? It May Already Be Too Late"
DonS (11/4/2011 at 10:19 AM)

Too late huh? Then CMS needs to know. The other question: are the payers ready? It's time for the medical community to stand up and tell CMS and Congress that ICD10 is a FUBAR waiting to happen. Other countries only use ICD10 in hospitals. Other countries did pilots first, implemented over several years, and the govt paid for much of it. The cost and productivity decreases are NOT what the American healthcare system needs right now. For physician groups, ICD10 brings NO value for the cost. And if there is some value, it is not worth it. Delay ICD10? No - I say simply forget it. US is not on the metric system and we survived. We can stick with ICD9.