ICD-10 delay punishes high performers, rewards procrastinators
We are a multispecialty physician group with 100-plus providers. We have worked very hard on this conversion and are proud of our people and results. The previous postponement from 2012 to 2013 was understandable. The task was large and many people were having trouble. However, this recent delay merely rewards those who are not serious.
Once again, high performers are held hostage by those that lack resolve. We embrace mediocrity instead of celebrating excellence. I am not sure whom we should be more disappointed in, those organizations that did not take this seriously, or the politicians in Washington who once again lacked the resolve to step up and follow through on their own mandates.
J. Christopher Thorn
Graves Gilbert Clinic
Bowling Green, Ky.