ICD-10 Post-Implementation Survey Reports Smooth Transition as Organizations Move to Other Initiatives
An ICD-10 post-implementation survey from the Reston, Va.-based Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has revealed that the transition to the new coding set has generally gone well for organizations, although the latest assessment had a low participant response rate.
WEDI has been conducting ICD-10 readiness surveys since 2009 to gauge the status of industry implementation progress. On Oct. 1, 2015, the industry converted to ICD-10 in what some have called a non-eventful transition. In a February blog post, Andy Slavitt, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator, called the transition a success.
This most recent survey from WEDI had a low response rate, possibly indicating the reassignment of ICD-10 project personnel and likely a lack of interest in further ICD-10-related activities that are not operational in nature, according to the organization, which wrote a letter about these results to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell on May 2. Indeed, the March 2016 survey got just 66 responses from health plans, providers, and vendors; previous WEDI ICD-10 surveys have gotten hundreds, if not a few thousand responses. Other notes from the latest survey include:
• Compliance date changes: While the changes to the compliance date added cost for many organizations, causing a lack of momentum, it also provided time for additional testing and a smoother transition.Read More On www.healthcare-informatics.com