Much like concerns that the Y2K crossover would wreak havoc on civilization as we know it, the transition to ICD-10 codes has been far less disruptive than was feared by many. A new survey by KPMG shows that 79 percent of organizations have made the transition without any major hiccups, with 28 percent calling it “smooth” and 51 percent reporting “a few technical issues, but overall successful.” Just 11 percent called their transition experience a “failure.” The fact that the vast majority have had a positive experience may be the result of due diligence in its rollout and preparation on the part of users; ICD-10 expands the number of diagnostic codes from 13,000 to 68,000 and marks the end of a code set that had been in use for more than 30 years. The biggest challenge reported by respondents has been rejected medical claims.

ICD-10 Update: Transition Hysteria Much Ado About Nothing for Most
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