The ICD-10 transition is negatively impacting inpatient and outpatient coder productivity at hospitals of all sizes and types, according to survey results from healthcare outsourcing vendor HIMagine Solutions Inc.

The company has been collecting data on a weekly basis from a number of its clients since the Oct. 1 ICD-10 compliance date went into effect. What they have found across the board are some pretty steep declines in hospital coder productivity in the month of October compared to ICD-9 AHIMA productivity standards.

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