ICD-10 delay: What's next for healthcare organizations?
Many of the complexities of medicine are distilled down to a vocabulary of diagnostic codes, called the International Classification of Diseases, which are used by doctors, insurers and hospitals. Today's ICD-9 codes are now more than four decades old. Although the US was aiming to transition to ICD-10 by Oct. 2014, the recently announced postponement, until at least October 2015, presents a dilemma for many providers that were ready to activate the new system. The question that remains is how best to move forward?
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