Survey: ICD-10 delay won't improve readiness but will drive up costs

03/1/2012 | Healthcare IT News

An Edifecs survey of more than 50 health executives participating in its 2012 ICD-10 Summit finds 64% of respondents think pushing back the ICD-10 compliance deadline won't boost readiness, and 69% believe a two-year extension would be either "unrecoverable" or "potentially catastrophic." Edifecs also estimates a one-year delay could cost the industry between $475 million to more than $4 billion.

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