For one in five hospitals, the scope, complexity and expense of converting to ICD-10 medical codes—not to mention skepticism about the perceived benefits of the switch—have pushed the ICD-10 transition to the back burner.
However, for Sacramento, California based Sutter Health, the strategy driving its four-year, $100 million ICD-10 implementation program was "changing the perception of this from just being a mandate to being an opportunity for us," says Jon Manis, senior vice president and chief information officer for the non-profit 24-hospital healthcare system.
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