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WEDI Opens ICD-10 Postimplementation Survey for Industry Participation

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), an authority on the use of HIT to create efficiencies in health care information exchange, announced the release of its latest ICD-10 survey to determine how well the industry has transitioned to the new coding format following the October 1, 2015, implementation. The survey results will be evaluated and compiled into a report for the industry.

Providers, health plans, vendors, and clearinghouses are invited to participate in this important initiative to help assess the initial impact of the transition and to identify best practices that can be leveraged for future mandates. The survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/6L6WN9B and the final submission deadline is April 8, 2016.

WEDI has been conducting surveys on ICD-10 since 2009 in a direct effort to gain a broad perspective on the readiness status for different sections of the industry. "We anticipate this to be our final ICD-10 survey as a clear assessment of how the transition went following the implementation deadline, and how it may have impacted organizations," says Jim Daley, WEDI past-chair and ICD-10 Workgroup cochair. "We also hope to identify key factors that affected the transition and identify best practices that can be applied to implementation of future industry mandates."

As an advisor to Health and Human Services (HHS) under HIPAA, WEDI brings to the attention of HHS issues that it believes warrant review and consideration, and continually reports the results of these periodic ICD-10 surveys to HHS.

Source: The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange