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Only 3 Days Left to Complete WEDI’s ICD-10 Survey!

March 3, 2015

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The  Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) needs YOU to respond to its latest  ICD-10 readiness survey, before March 6, 2015. You can participate HERE. Do it today!

Providers, health plans, vendors and clearinghouses are highly encouraged to join in this important initiative to determine how well the healthcare industry is progressing towards the Oct. 1, 2015 implementation deadline. The survey results will be evaluated and compiled into a report for the industry.

“WEDI has been conducting  these surveys since 2009, allowing us to gain a broad perspective on the readiness status for different sections of the industry, and to gauge how quickly they are progressing,” says Jim Daley, WEDI past-chair and ICD-10 Workgroup co-chair.“Since the shift to ICD-10 represents such a significant change to the industry, it is imperative that all organizations stay diligently focused and continue the necessary preparations in order to make the conversion in Oct. 2015 as smooth as possible. This survey is an important part of the educational and advisory roles our organization plays within the industry on ICD-10 and other health IT matters – bringing together all industry sectors to deliver a successful transition.”

Results of the last survey, released in September of 2014, found that the latest ICD-10 delay essentially stopped industry progress towards converting from the outdated ICD-9 coding system to the world standard ICD-10 system. Testing slowed down, vendors delayed their readiness progress, and many providers put their implementation projects on hold.

About WEDI 
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation’s healthcare system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was designated in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS. WEDI’s membership includes a broad coalition of organizations, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards development organizations. To learn more, visit http://www.wedi.org 

Again, you can access the WEDI ICD-10 readiness survey by clicking here.

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