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August 4, 2015  3:10 PM

WEDI foresees unsteady ICD-10 transition, urges actions from HHS

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 readiness, WEDI

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), disconcerted by the responses of physicians to its eleventh ICD-10 readiness survey, used those results to make recommendations to HHS. The survey showed that physicians are behind hospitals and health systems in their preparations for the...

April 7, 2015  1:34 PM

External testing stats stick out in ICD-10 preparedness survey

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, ICD-10 readiness, Sylvia Burwell, WEDI

The ICD-10 deadline hasn't changed since a delay was signed into law more than a year ago. Just as the ICD-10 implementation date hasn't budged since...


August 5, 2014  12:06 PM

Majority of U.S. providers ready to meet ICD-10 deadline

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, ICD-10 delay, ICD-10 implementation, ICD-10 readiness, WEDI

The decision to delay the ICD-10 deadline may prove advantageous for U.S. providers. Just over half of providers (51%) said they already have the proper resources and technology in place and are ready for the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline. The remainder are going to use outsourced technology and clinical...


January 21, 2014  1:20 PM

WEDI makes suggestions to HHS leading up to ICD-10 transition

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
hhs, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, WEDI

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has more work to do in overseeing the upcoming ICD-10 transition, according to recommendations from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). In a statement released on their website and sent to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius,


January 14, 2014  12:05 PM

National ACO readiness survey returns varied results

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, WEDI

The accountable care organization (ACO) model has returned inconsistent results for providers trying to optimize their use of pharmaceuticals, according to responses to the National Survey of Accountable Care Organizations. Many (70%) providers


December 10, 2013  3:01 PM

ACOs, other healthcare payment models under focus in WEDI report

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ACO, Pioneer ACO Model, WEDI

Organizations need a framework to assess critical attributes of alternative healthcare payment methods and to pinpoint technology solutions that can help avoid obstacles to implementing such payment methods, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) recommends in its annual...


November 5, 2013  12:01 PM

ICD-10 pilot offers lessons in advance of coding update

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIMSS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 pilot, ICD-9, WEDI

Providers deep in preparation for the ICD-10 changeover may want to take note of a recent report which summarized the outcomes of a preliminary ICD-10 test and found coders have a way to go before they’ll be ready for the upgrade. The ICD-10 National Pilot Program was


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