I recently saw an ICD-10 survey that looked at ambulatory preparedness for ICD-10. That survey highlighted a number of ICD-10 business areas of concern that are worth considering in hospitals as well:
- Payer Tersting
- Software Upgrade Cost
- Claims Processing
- Compliance Timeline/Deadline
If your hospital hasn’t considered these areas of ICD-10 readiness, then you might want to start doing so now.
Of course, I’m interested to know what people think about ICD-10. Will it get delayed again? Will it finally go forward? Let’s hear what you think in the poll below.
My personal feeling is that if I’m running a hospital, I’m going to have to act like ICD-10 is going forward and plan accordingly. I don’t want to be caught unprepared because I was holding out hope that it would be delayed again. What do you think? Is that wise advice for hospitals?