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Do you need an EHR switch before the switch?

The delay of the ICD-10 conversion gave many private practices—and their EHR and practice management vendors—the time they needed to prepare for ICD-10. However, industry experts fear that many practices and vendors aren’t using the time wisely. Additionally many vendors may not be ICD-10 ready even with the extension.

Has the ICD-10 delay hurt provider preparedness?

For many private practice physicians, the ICD-10 delay was a godsend, giving them another year to prepare for the biggest change in American medicine. But one consequence of pushing back a deadline is that some people may be inclined to wait until the last minute—the new last minute, that is—to get everything in order.