Jan. 28—The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) announced a new online survey to measure the progress of ICD-10 implementation nationwide and the impact of the one-year extension to the deadline for compliance (now Oct. 1, 2014). Any individual associated with healthcare organizations (such as vendors, health plans, and healthcare providers) can participate in the survey through Wed., Feb. 20, 2013.
WEDI—an adviser to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on healthcare IT—and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will use the online survey data to evaluate challenges to ICD-10 implementation by the extended deadline and identify areas in need of additional education and assistance.
WEDI will continue to conduct periodic surveys as the October 2014 implementation deadline approaches to determine how well the industry is moving toward that deadline. Formed in 1991 by HHS, WEDI is a coalition comprised of a cross-section of public and private healthcare industry stakeholders. The ICD-10 procedure coding system incorporates greater clinical detail and specificity than ICD-9.
Publication Date: Monday, January 28, 2013