Here are 16 fast facts about ICD-10
It’s been nearly two years since federal officials announced the ICD-10 transition would be delayed from October 2013 to October 2014.
3 reasons why ICD-10 was delayed
Main reasons justifying the delay include:
The industry transition to the version 5010 electronic operating system necessary to accommodate ICD-10 did not proceed as effectively as expected;
Providers expressed concerns that other statutory initiatives were stretching their resources; and
Surveys and polls of affected parties revealed a lack of readiness for the ICD-10 transition.
Source: Health Affairs Policy Brief
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