Most of the healthcare industry was astounded when President Obama signed legislation that delayed ICD-10 compliance by at least a year. Now that there’s been time to digest the new Oct. 1, 2015 deadline, healthcare providers may benefit by considering a more strategic approach for their transition to ICD-10.
The previous, quickly approaching October 1, 2014, deadline had many providers creating transition “patches.” Process improvements and documentation training were put into high gear – in many cases, lacking strategic planning. With the extension, providers can revisit their implementation approach and take advantage of other initiatives that directly impact their organization’s involvement.
Here are six strategies to leverage the delay to be better positioned for post-transition success: