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Biggest ICD-10 obstacle and how to avoid it?

Biggest ICD-10 obstacle and how to avoid it?

“What is the biggest ICD-10 obstacle and how do you avoid it?” is an article by Kyle Murphy, PhD that gives some insight into how the biggest obstacle for the ICD-10 transition is still testing…


“As the deadline for complying with ICD-10 draws nearer, the concerns about industry readiness continue to mount. And despite renewed campaigns by the likes of the American Hospital Association (AHA), healthcare organizations and providers still face the reality of doing business on October 1 and beyond.


Being ready for the ICD-10 transition is the end result of putting in the appropriate amount of preparation which itself begins with an in-depth assessment of all the activities that need to be completed. But which of these activities if not properly completed is going to prove most challenging? According to Josh Berman, Director of ICD-10 at RelayHealth, the answer to that question is testing…”


I have to say that I do agree with Kyle and Josh, testing is a huge obstacle at this point in the preparation process. The best advice I have heard from anyone till now is “Think big and plan for the worst”, that way you won’t be “as” surprised come October 1st.


Authored by: Kyle Murphy, PhD on the EHR Intelligence Blog

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