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ICD-10 Poll Reveals Few Problems in Transition

ICD-10 Poll Reveals Few Problems in Transition

Was the ICD-10 transition much ado about nothing?

Maybe it wasn’t as easy as nothing, but according to an exclusive Physicians Practice poll, practices didn’t seem to have a ton of problems with it.

In an online poll of 110 readers, Physicians Practice found that 47.3 percent of practices had no problems at all with the transition and were maintaining their usual rate of rejected claims. This was by far the most selected option among all choices. After this, 25.5 percent of respondents said the transition had gone “so-so,” 14.5 percent said it had gone “miserable,” and 12.5 percent said it was "too early to tell."

The survey also polled practices on the biggest problems they had with the ICD-10 transition, its impact on the work flow of their physicians and practitioners, and much more. The complete results to the five-question poll can be found above. Alternatively, a PDF of the survey results can be found here.

Physicians Practice


Most of the practices in which I come into contact are still selecting codes in ICD-9 and then using the GEM mapping tools in their products to convert the codes. As payers more narrowly define their business rules and begin requesting records for medical review, the other shoe will drop on specificity issues. It's great that the transition went smoothly than we all thought, but we can't go to sleep at the wheel in 2016.

Patty @

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