The Meaningful User: ICD-When?
The Meaningful User
The strange and unpredictable ways of the healthcare IT industry are legend, so last week’s surprising move by Congress to delay the implementation of ICD-10 should not have come as… well, a surprise. But it did – especially given CMS’s vehement and unequivocal statements at the HIMSS14 conference just a few weeks earlier that ICD-10 would not be delayed again.
Over the past two months, numerous physician organizations that we previously had not been engaged with started calling us in a panic asking if we could get them live by October. Now, without an imminent deadline, such organizations can implement PatientKeeper to streamline their charge capture processes in what is still an ICD-9 world; and that very same PatientKeeper Charge Capture software will be ready to support their organization whenever ICD-10 goes live.