The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced the release of its latest ICD-10 readiness survey to determine how well the healthcare industry is progressing towards the Oct. 1, 2015 implementation deadline. The survey results will be evaluated and compiled into a report for the industry.
With the implementation deadline fast approaching, providers, health plans, vendors and clearinghouses are invited to participate in this important initiative to help gauge progress for all parties. The survey is available here. The final submission deadline is July 10, 2015.
“Our most recent ICD-10 readiness survey was conducted in February of this year, and we received a great response with nearly 1,200 respondents helping us to track the progress and readiness of specific areas of the industry,” said Jim Daley, WEDI past-chair and ICD-10 Workgroup co-chair. “Now that it’s ‘crunch time’ with only a few months to go until the implementation deadline, it is important that we evaluate what progress the industry has made in the last several months and what areas need a greater focus in the months ahead.”
As an advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), WEDI brings to the attention of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issues that it believes warrant review and consideration, and continually reports the results of these periodic ICD-10 readiness surveys to CMS.
WEDI will continue to assist the industry in preparing for ICD-10, and information collected from this survey will help determine where additional outreach and education is needed.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation’s healthcare system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was designated in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS. WEDI’s membership includes a broad coalition of organizations, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards development organizations. To learn more, visit www.wedi.org and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.