Panel: ICD-10 issues don't stop after the conversion

An increased need for training and lack of communication with IT vendors are among the biggest ICD-10 hang-ups, according to a panel of experts who spoke in Maine last Friday, reports Government Health IT. Panelists Janet Sayers, HIM/compliance manager at Applied Management Systems; Andrew Adams, senior manager at Ernst & Young; and Dan Roy ICD-10 project manager at MaineGeneral Health talked about how coders at some organizations could need as much as 50 hours of training just to feel comfortable with the new codes. They also discussed how during a similar implementation in Canada, productivity by staffers did not return to normal until six months after its coding conversion. Article

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