ICD-10 is upon us. There was no last ditch effort to block ICD-10 like there has been in the past. The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 has happened. As of today, technical implementation of ICD-10 was a success however, many people were not overly excited for ICD-10. Early feedback expressed concern about readiness training, some insurance companies weren’t accepting online referrals because of process delays, and representatives could not answer questions about ICD-10 when asked.1 ICD-10 Watch monitored early feedback as the change went live. Some of the feedback was:
- Some payors are not accepting ICD-10’s yet because they are not ready or their systems are offline updating.
- Some physicians are estimating that an extra 60 to 80 minutes are needed for each 12 hour shift due to additional code look up.2
1: http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/5-things-we-learned-icd-10-rollout-healthcare 2: http://www.icd10watch.com/blog/icd-10-transition-has-increased-frustrations-physicians