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ICD-10: Physicians Remain Skeptical About Oct. 1 Start
HealthLeaders Media

For years physicians’ associations have successfully lobbied the federal government to delay the implementation of the ICD-10 diagnostic coding set.

Now, with the ICD-10 implantation date looming on Oct. 1, a survey of more than 1,100 physicians, payers, and vendors from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange finds that the biggest obstacle to industry readiness is the belief that there will be another delay.

Jim Daley, ICD-10 Committee chair at WEDI, is urging laggards to take heed.