To no one’s surprise, the AHIMA ICD-10 and CAC Summit on April 22-23 was quite a forum for those who attended to voice their reaction to the ICD-10 delay. A survey of participants found:
- 2 percent of respondents said their organization has spent more than $1 million on implementation;
- 91 percent of respondents said ICD-10 should not go into effect in stages;
- 50 percent of respondents would – if allowed – be interested in voluntary reporting of ICD-10 codes beginning on Oct. 1 2014;
- 54 percent of respondents did not want the partial code set freeze lifted.