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Worried about another ICD-10 delay

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 “Sisyphus,” by Titian.

Physicians have long lobbied the Feds to delay implementing the ICD-10 diagnostic coding set.

But the W0rkgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, in a survey of 1,100 physicians, payers and vendors about the  ICD-10 implantation date looming on Oct. 1, a survey of more than 1,100 physicians, payers, and vendors, finds that the biggest  barrier to readiness is the  fear that there will be yet another delay.

The sector is crying out for predictability. It reminds us a bit of the stock market, where  nervous investors often prefer actionable bad news to uncertain, and thus not actionable, good news.

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