Research released on June 13 by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) suggests that overall readiness of healthcare providers to meet the Oct. 1, 2014 compliance date for the transition to the ICD-10 coding system continues to lag. The greatest concern, when it comes to physician groups, the research found, is the lack of communication and critical coordination between physician practices and their essential trading partners, including claims clearinghouses, EHR vendors and practice management system vendors, regarding software updates and testing.

Research released on June 13 by the Englewood, Colo.-based Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) suggests that overall readiness of healthcare providers to meet the Oct. 1, 2014 compliance date for the transition from the ICD-9 coding system to the ICD-10 system continues to lag.

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