October 27, 2014 | Carl Natale | ICD-10
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
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
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, 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, Workforce Management
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
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
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
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