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35 Statistics on Provider Expectations of Changes After ICD-10 Implementation

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Here are 35 statistics on how providers expect the level of difficulty for medical practice activities to change under ICD-10, according to the Medical Group Management Association's ICD-10 Implementation Study, January 2014.

Ability to document patient encounters

•    Much less difficult: 0 percent
•    Somewhat less difficult: 1.5 percent
•    No change: 7.4 percent
•    Somewhat more difficult: 48.7 percent
•    Much more difficult: 42.4 percent

Ability of clinician to choose appropriate diagnosis code

•    Much less difficult: 0 percent
•    Somewhat less difficult: 0.5 percent  
•    No change: 1 percent
•    Somewhat more difficult: 31.2 percent
•    Much more difficult: 67.3 percent

Ability of coding staff to choose appropriate diagnosis code

•    Much less difficult: 0 percent
•    Somewhat less difficult: 0.5 percent  
•    No change: 4 percent
•    Somewhat more difficult: 44.5 percent
•    Much more difficult: 51 percent  

Ability to include most frequently used diagnosis codes on a superbill

•    Much less difficult: 0 percent
•    Somewhat less difficult: 1.6 percent
•    No change: 11.4 percent
•    Somewhat more difficult: 26.7 percent
•    Much more difficult: 60.3 percent  

Ability to compare ICD-10 diagnosis data with ICD-9 diagnosis data

•    Much less difficult: 1.9 percent
•    Somewhat less difficult: 1.9 percent  
•    No change: 6.9 percent
•    Somewhat more difficult: 45.3 percent
•    Much more difficult: 44 percent

Ability to outsource billing

•    Much less difficult: 3.2 percent
•    Somewhat less difficult: 2 percent
•    No change: 56.7 percent
•    Somewhat more difficult: 17.5 percent
•    Much more difficult: 20.6 percent

Ability to contract with health plans

•    Much less difficult: 0.5 percent
•    Somewhat less difficult: 1.2 percent
•    No change: 52.7 percent
•    Somewhat more difficult: 22.5 percent
•    Much more difficult: 23.1 percent

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