Looking at past slipped deadlines, it's easy to dismiss the ICD-10 transition date of Oct. 1, 2015, as anything but real.

That line of thinking could pose problems for not just physician practices, but payers and even CMS itself, according to Joshua Berman, director of business analytics and ICD-10 for RelayHealth and an expert on the coding standard for McKesson.

How so? Medical Practice Insider Associate Editor Madelyn Kearns spoke with Berman about how an atmosphere of procrastination—among other things—has put a rift in readiness efforts, and what CMS, Congress and doctors themselves can do to shake off their ICD-10 funk and get down with the inevitable.

Click here to read the full Q&A interview in Medical Practice Insider.

Joshua Berman

About the author

Joshua Berman is director of analytics and ICD-10 at McKesson. Joshua is a seasoned health care technology professional with deep revenue cycle experience. Joshua has managed application development from collections to compliance, proprietary software, billing, enterprise wide implementations, and electronic data interchange.