News Headlines Article

ICD-10 Delay Alters Provider, Vendor Prep
Health Leaders Media

Health systems, payers and vendors aren’t the only sectors in healthcare that are scrambling with the unexpected ICD-10 delay of at least one year imposed by Congress late last month.

Accrediting agencies and community colleges across the nation that were setting the curriculum and teaching the new medical coding set to about 40,000 students in anticipation of the Oct. 1, 2014 implementation have been forced to re-introduce the older ICD-9 code set. Many of those ICD-10 trainees now find their job prospects in limbo for at least a year.