October 1st marked the day that ICD-10 went live and for some, it’s been a long time coming, but for others the “wait and see” approach might end up being more costly. As we all know, the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 went from some 13,000 codes to about 68,000 which sounds daunting but with an organized plan and focus of resources, it should be attainable. However, if you were not ready, there are 3 major pitfalls that you might encounter.
With the October 1st ICD-10 compliance date now looming on the horizon, organizations are shoring up their plans for the transition. Software upgrades and training plans around the changes to ICD-10 codes may well be underway, we want to ask the integration community – Is your integration team ready?
The most popular question on our HL7 Interface Technology Survey is the one that best captures the participant’s confidence in the future of industry’s key product – the HL7 Interface Engine. We ask: What interface engine do you believe will be the market leader in 2-5 years?