WEDI to keep ICD-10 issue reporting tool live post-Oct. 1; CMS will monitor switch in real time

ICD-10 D-Day is here, and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) says its searchable ICD-10 Issue Reporting Database will be available after the transition.

The database, created in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2014, allows WEDI, CMS and others help to fix issues and provide information to providers on how the codes impact diagnosis and inpatient procedures.

"As we've neared the implementation deadline, questions are coming in at a feverish pace. Because of this, it is important that all healthcare industry stakeholders have continued access to this valuable resource well beyond the transition deadline," Devin Jopp, president and CEO of WEDI, said in an announcement.

In addition, Sean Cavanaugh, deputy administrator and director at CMS, wrote on the agency's blog that CMS will be monitoring the ICD-10 transition in real time, keeping an eye on its systems and addressing issues that are sent to its ICD-10 Coordination Center. WEDI announcement and Cavanaugh's post