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How Do Physician Groups Rate Their Overall Readiness for ICD-10 Implementation?
More than 55% of physician practices surveyed said they have not yet started ICD-10 implementation, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association.
In August 2012, HHS released a final rule that officially delayed the ICD-10 compliance date until Oct. 1, 2014.
The switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets means that health care providers and insurers will have to change out about 14,000 codes for about 69,000 codes.
This is based on a survey of 1,200 physician practices.
Source: MGMA, "ICD-10 Implementation Study, June 2013"
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