The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is inviting providers, health plans, vendors and clearinghouses to participate in this important survey to help monitor progress as the ICD-10 implementation date moves forward, according to a news release published on Monday.

The final submission deadline is Aug. 21, 2014. Click here to participate in the survey.

“Since 2009 WEDI has been conducting these surveys, allowing us to gain a broad perspective on the readiness status for different sections of the industry, and to gauge how quickly they are progressing,” said Jim Daley, WEDI chairman and ICD-10 Workgroup co-chair. “The monumental impact the shift to ICD-10 will have on the industry makes it imperative that all organizations stay diligently focused and continue the necessary preparations in order to make the conversion in Oct. 2015 as smooth as possible. This survey is an important part of the educational and advisory roles our organization plays within the industry on ICD-10 and other health IT matters – bringing together all industry sectors to deliver a successful transition.”

As an advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), WEDI brings to the attention of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issues that it believes warrant review and consideration, and continually reports the results of these periodic ICD-10 readiness surveys to CMS.

WEDI said it would continue to conduct surveys throughout 2014 and 2015, and information collected from these surveys will help determine where additional outreach and education is needed.

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