Are You Ready for ICD-10? CMS Wants to Know

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting another ICD-10 readiness assessment, according to a notice posted in the Aug. 10 Federal Register. Selected participants have until Oct. 9 to comment.

A previous assessment CMS conducted in 2011 surveyed health care providers, payers, and vendors about their awareness of and preparation for the upgrade to Version 5010 and transition to ICD-10. In that survey, 79 percent of providers said their organization was taking steps to prepare for the ICD-10 transition, and 82 percent of providers said they believe they will be compliant by the deadline.

The ICD-10 compliance deadline at the time was Oct. 1, 2013. CMS has since extended the deadline out to Oct. 1, 2014.

In a recent American Hospital Association (AHA) survey to assess ICD-10 readiness, 70 percent of the 1,000 responding hospitals thought a short delay in compliance would be helpful, with the majority favoring a delay of no more than 12 months.

Findings from the 2012 ICD-10 readiness assessment  will be used by CMS to understand each sector’s progress toward compliance and to determine what communication and educational efforts can best help affected entities obtain the tools and resources they need to achieve timely compliance with ICD-10. The collected information is intended for education and outreach only, and will not be used for policy making.

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10 Responses to “Are You Ready for ICD-10? CMS Wants to Know”

  1. Melissa says:

    Wish I could say I am. I am just now learning ICD 9.

  2. Cindy says:

    I wish our hospital hasnt really started our training yet. Well we have had webinars but no actual training.

  3. Jen says:

    It should be pushed out even further. With this ecomomy and time and money it’s alot to ask of all providers.

  4. Alana says:

    Our hospital has started training last year. We have gotten through a lot of ICD10 already.
    Looking forward to ICD10. It really be much better and more black and white for Coders to use.

  5. Martha Guyer says:

    Our multispecialty group started training earlier this year on ICD10 and anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. I am like ICD10 better, if the doctors document all the information that is needed.

  6. Karen says:

    We were moving right along with training and were planning to be ready for the deadline, but everything came to a screeching hault when CMS started looking at a delay. Now that we have confirmation of the delay we have not done anything more to continue our training (yet).

  7. Tonya Bozeman says:

    Just started attending a medical career college, graduate in May 2013. Hope potential employer offers training in ICD-10, learning ICD-9. Optimistic!

  8. Karen Fan says:

    My facility has asked if my studying has included ICD10. They want me to learn ICD10 but are not helping with the education at this point. So I am studying Carol Buck’s work on my own. Learning at my own pace.

  9. Linda Anderson says:

    My hospital has not begun any ICD10 training. We had an overview last spring but nothing more. I’ve taken it upon myself to begin my own training and have completed ICD10 Anatomy and Pathophysiology. I feel that ICD10 will be great once it’s in place for everyone. It’s too bad we have to wait.

  10. Juddi Schneider, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I says:

    Working on it. I have completed the anatomy and physiology class purchased from AAPC. I have done the class provided by WHO, Studied the guidelines for !CD-10 and am currently going thru each chapter of ICD-10 again with Codapedia’s class Both WHO and Codapedia’s classes are free classes you can take on them on the internet.

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