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More ICD-10 anxiety: Third-party billers say neither tech nor clients are ready
Modern Healthcare

More warning signals are flashing on the health industry’s readiness for the upcoming switch to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes—this time from a key revenue-cycle-management sector. According to a recent survey by the Healthcare Billing & Management Association, a lack of preparedness by the billers’ clients—predominately hospital- and office-based physicians—remains a significant barrier. Many billers also lack needed ICD-10 software upgrades, the survey data shows. Respondents also indicated a dearth of rigorous testing of the software systems for claims throughput.