Q&A: Preparing for ICD-10, competing HIT initiatives | EHR and Health IT Consulting | Scoop.it

Because of recent rulings by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on second phase of the EHR Incentive Programs and the compliance date for ICD-10, 2014 is likely to become a busy year for providers, hospitals, and health systems..

 

In and of themselves, the demonstration of meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) and the transition to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) are serous undertakings. Because of recent rulings by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on second phase of the EHR Incentive Programs and the compliance date for ICD-10, 2014 is likely to become a busy year for providers, hospitals, and health systems affected by both programs as they attempt to assign resources to competing priorities and deadlines. It would appear that CMS has set in motion a perfect storm that could cripple healthcare staff and exhaust their resources.