September 4, 2013
As you may have noticed, we have been watching hospital ICD-10 progress for some time, but up-to-date information is hard to come by. The most recent major survey was completed by AHIMA back in June and concluded that “significant barriers to ICD-10 implementation continue to plague healthcare providers, including: staffing and training; workflow and productivity; lack of knowledge; and cost of software upgrades.”
If you’re interested in how your hospital’s current progress compares with other hospitals, take our survey. We’ve put together a quick 10-question survey that you can complete easily. If you participate and want to receive the results, we’ll send them directly to you. We will also publish them here on HITpoint.
The goals of the survey are to:
This survey (and future ones to come) is part of Phoenix’ “Just-In-Time ICD-10” initiative. The intention is to emphasize the need for all hospitals to get started — and keep going — on their federally required ICD-10 conversion projects. This initiative started a couple of weeks ago with our new “Just-In-Time ICD-10” LinkedIn group. We set it up to enable mutual support among hospitals who risk not being ready by the October 1, 2014 federal deadline. Organizations new to ICD-10 must streamline their projects, and conduct them aggressively — undoubtedly from start to finish. How best can ICD-10 newcomers achieve a successful conversion? That’s what the new LinkedIn forum is all about.
Your answers to our ICD-10 survey are important! The survey results will be a significant component to the discussions on the “Just-In-Time ICD-10” LinkedIn group. These results will help to initiate an informed and open discussion about how to address the challenges facing so many, and provide a forum for providers to share their experience and best practices. The results will also be made available to pertinent federal agencies and concerned industry groups. You will help others, and their answers will help you.
Please participate in this survey NOW. All respondents will be able to receive early access to the results.