How to Proceed Now that ICD-10 Implementation Has Been Delayed

When Congress passed legislation on April 1 delaying implementation of the new ICD-10 coding system until no earlier than October 2015, the action left many who had been scrambling to learn the new system wondering whether to continue at the same pace. The recommendation from the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA), which had been providing ICD-10 training, is to “stay the course” and continue to work toward implementation.

A list of upcoming training sessions and other resources through NCHICA and others is available here. The extra time due to the delay will allow for more peer-to-peer training as well as more time to test the system and resolve any issues, those at NCHICA say.


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