The International Classification for Disease (ICD) was created by the World Health Organization as the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. In October, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services required that all health care providers begin using the latest revision of the classification list, also known as ICD-10.
Ahead of the Oct. 1, 2015 implementation date for ICD-10, the horizon looked bleak. There were concerns that EHR vendors would not be prepared for the addition of tens of thousands of new codes or that revenue and even productivity might be affected by the updated coding.
Just two months before the deadline, 57 percent of respondents to a survey commissioned by Navicure and conducted by Porter Research said they were in varying states of preparations and not necessarily on track.
Considering all the gloom and doom predictions, we thought it might be helpful to check in on how the transition actually went for health care groups. [Read more…]