Outlook grim for docs’ ICD-10 readiness
December 19, 2013 in Medical Technology
- Some 50 percent of providers have completed their ICD-10 impact assessments.
- About 50 percent of providers expect to begin external testing in the first half of 2014; only one-tenth expected to start in 2013.
- The top three barriers to providers’ ICD-10 delays were cited to be: staffing, competing priorities and vendor readiness.
- Vendors indicated their top three barriers were: customer readiness, competing priorities and other regulatory mandates.
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