Michael Arrigo, Managing Partner at No World Borders will be facilitating an investor roundtable focused on ICD-10 at the 2014 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando Florida
We do not support a delay in ICD-10. The delay hurts not only those who have invested dutifully to meet the CMS mandate on time, but it hurts independent contractors, small businesses, and Healthcare IT vendors who fill knowledge gap in Covered Entities who don't have the staff internally to meet this mandate.
Many providers and hospitals are putting off ICD-10 conversions, because they are already struggling with EHR and meaningful use. Funding is another challenge. Durel has heard from people who don't think ICD-10 is a big deal. He thinks otherwise. "... if you don't get it right, you're not going to get any bills out after Oct. 1, 2013," Durel said.
"Some venture-backed companies that serve hospitals and health insurers are getting a boost from what analysts call the “Y2K” of health care. [ ICD10 ]