What's YOUR Reaction to the ICD-10 Delay?
Published on Wed Mar 07, 2012
Chime in by emailing the editor. The coding industry's reaction to the ICD-10 delay has run the gambit, but many experts caution you not to fall back into a holding pattern. If you recently visited the Coding News (http://codingnews.inhealthcare.com/), you would have seen the current poll that asks, "How did you react to CMS delaying the implementation deadline?" Here's the voting statistics (as of publication date): The majority of voters -- a whopping 57% -- said "Back to procrastination phase." 26% of voters said, "Hip, hip, hooray!" 17% of voters said, "I'll keep on rolling but now I can be on time." Warning: Going back to the procrastination phase could set you up for disaster. Instead, you should take this as an opportunity to surge ahead of schedule, rather than finding yourself scrambling to keep up. "When we heard the news, we didn't stop anything. We've kept on course," says Suzan Berman, [...]
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