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March 2, 2012

Survey: ICD-10 delay could make things worse

A survey of senior healthcare professionals shows that a one-year ICD-10 would be “costly, but manageable,” but a two-year delay could be “catastrophic.”

Data exchange group Edifecs polled the professionals, the majority of whom also said that the delay will do nothing to improve readiness for the implementation, but could hinder other healthcare reform efforts.

“Costs are likely to spiral higher, and valuable resources may be lost as the industry waits for the outcome of CMS’ process to determine whether the deadline will slide,” the survey states.