You’ve likely heard the noise around the U.S. transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 — most of it centered on the five-fold increase in the number of codes. However, it’s also been criticized as being a headache for CIOs and for being too granular — sometimes to the point of humor. Preparation concerns though, are no laughing matter, leaving providers wondering if they’ve wasted time, energy and resources bracing for a deadline that has been extended to October 1, 2015. The industry was already wondering what to expect with ICD-10 and the extension has created even more questions.
By: Megan Williams