March 12, 2015 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding
No, I'm not saying another delay of ICD-10 implementation is imminent. But this is the time to worry. More
January 20, 2015 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
ICD10Watch Editor Carl Natale doesn't see how anyone can make the argument that ICD-10 training should be delayed. There are currently less than nine months for learning ICD-10 coding and... More
December 29, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding
There's a lot being said about the importance of ICD-10 end-to-end testing. But why? More
December 10, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding
When ICD-10 opponents say there is no benefit for patient care, they're refusing to connect data to healthcare. It's not hard to see why. More
November 19, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding
Last week we found out that the ICD-10 transition may not be as expensive for medical practices as previously estimated. How does that happen? More
November 12, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding
The American Medical Association House of Delegates met in Dallas during the weekend without advancing any stands against ICD-10 implementation. But they didn't ignore the subject. More
November 04, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding
I'm all for finding ways to use ICD-10 codes to solve the world's problems. But I'm not sure it's the right tool for the fight against Ebola. More
October 27, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding
It's not news that the American Medical Association opposes ICD-10 implementation. But it's kind of fun when it grudgingly accepts it as a reality. For example, it will promote a Centers... More
August 20, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding
It may seem a bit too early to start testing your systems for ICD-10 compatibility. But when do you want to try and solve any problems that testing may reveal? More
June 09, 2014 | Carl Natale | Data Warehousing, ICD-10 & Coding
One of the reasons used to justify ICD-10 implementation is that the granular data can be used in healthcare research. More
May 27, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Let's forget about preparing for ICD-10 implementation for a minute. What if healthcare providers focused on improving clinical documentation? More
May 19, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding, Workforce
Let's assume you're relieved that ICD-10 implementation has been extended a year because you haven't done anything about it yet. More
May 05, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding
OK, we have a deadline. The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services released a statement Thursday that sets the deadline for ICD-10 implementation at Oct. 1, 2015 More
April 25, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding
Anyone attending the American Health Information Management Association's ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit isn't learning a lot about the new ICD-10 timeline. More
April 16, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10 & Coding
Now that medical practices have been legislated a reprieve from ICD-10 implementation, they need to decide what to do next. More