April 16, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10
Now that medical practices have been legislated a reprieve from ICD-10 implementation, they need to decide what to do next. More
April 10, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10
Let's be honest. We shouldn't be surprised that an ICD-10 delay became law. It's a concept that is easier to hate than embrace. More
March 17, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10
Sometime before Oct. 1, medical practices need to test if the new ICD-10 procedures and tools will work. More
March 05, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10, Workforce Management
We're past the point that we can debate the timing of ICD-10 training. Start ICD-10 training now. It's that simple. More
February 17, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10, Workforce Management
There is conventional wisdom that too many ICD-10 codes is going to make it harder for clinicians and medical coders to do their jobs. More
February 11, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10
The Medical Group Management Association released a very interesting study last week. They surveyed 570 physician group practices on the state of their ICD-10 preparations. More
January 24, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10
Healthcare plan Florida Blue had an interesting webinar last month. "Why ICD-10 May Not Be As Difficult As Some May Believe" featured Joseph Nichols explaining why ICD-10 coding won't... More
January 17, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10, Workforce Management
One of the most useful ICD-10 preparation resources I have seen comes from the American Medical Association. It provides a free 12-step action plan to help physicians get their ICD-10 transition... More
January 10, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10
We have nine months left to get our healthcare organizations ready for ICD-10 coding. There are going to be a lot of decisions made. More
January 03, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
Healthcare organizations are going to have to make very smart decisions this year. And the best way to do that is to learn from the organizations that have completed a lot of the ICD-10 transition.... More
December 27, 2013 | Carl Natale | ICD-10
I don't mean to pick on healthcare vendors, but they're going to be in the hot seat in 2014 thanks to Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange ICD-10 survey. More
December 16, 2013 | Carl Natale | ICD-10
This ICD-10 implementation thing might not be so bad. There are electronic health record systems that promise to assign ICD-10 codes. What's the problem? More
December 09, 2013 | Carl Natale | Meaningful Use, ICD-10
I admit it. I'm confused by Friday's announcement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is considering extending the meaningful use Stage 2 period. More
November 08, 2013 | Carl Natale | ICD-10
If healthcare providers do not get buy in from their physicians, the ICD-10 transition may be hazardous to the health of the organization. More
October 22, 2013 | Carl Natale | ICD-10
ICD-10 coding and SNOMED-CT are two very different systems yet they can work well together, according to some healthcare professionals. More