Survey: Less Than 10% Of Physician Practices Ready For ICD-10

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | February 5, 2014

Less than 10 percent of practices responding to a survey issued by the Medical Group Management Association are ready for the transition to ICD-10, the group announced this week. While the number is up from 4.7 percent who indicated readiness last summer, it adds to a growing chorus of providers and payers who indicate they aren't ready to switch from using ICD-9 coding.

For instance, in a similar survey published by Medical claims clearinghouse last month, 74 percent of physician practice respondents said they had yet to begin implementation of their ICD-10 transition plan.

The deadline to switch to ICD-10 is Oct. 1.