One-third of providers haven't started ICD-10 conversion

Three out of four healthcare providers say their ICD-10 implementation process is 25 percent or less complete and one-third have not yet started the process, according to a study by healthcare consultants Aloft Group. It polled more than 260 U.S. healthcare providers for its ICD-10 Snapshot Study. Seventy-eight percent of respondents were with community hospitals; 22 percent were with physician groups, academic medical centers and other hospital types. Despite the slow progress, 55 percent expressed confidence that their organization will meet the Oct. 1, 2014, implementation deadline. –Read the full story from FierceHealthIT

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