Gartner Research

Latest Delay Increases ICD-10 Complexity for U.S. HDOs

Published: 12 August 2014

ID: G00264272

Analyst(s): Melanie A. Meyer

Summary

The passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 created uncertainty about the ways the ICD-10 coding standard may impact HDO budgets and resources by delaying ICD-10 at least one year. HDO CIOs should make any future ICD-10 compliance date a nonevent.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Even with a new compliance date, industry participants, including HDO CIOs, question whether the U.S. government is seriously committed to the ICD-10 transition
  • The ICD-10 delay forces HDO CIOs to extend ICD-10 program plans and budgets to cover one more year, while projects for 2015 must be re-evaluated in light of the new compliance date

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