Carl Natale

Carl Natale is the Editor of ICD10Watch, a community website where he contributes a blog, produces podcasts, and interacts with the ICD-10 community via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

CMS ICD-10 grace period
By Carl Natale 09:59 am September 28, 2016
The agency posted answers to pressing questions for coders and hospitals to consider when the year of flexibility end on Oct. 1, 2016. 
Whistle and megaphone
By Carl Natale 10:52 am July 01, 2015
Arguably just as important as ICD-10 readiness come time for October is also focusing on what's to happen afterward. And not all of what you hear is necessarily true. Much of it is myth.
By Carl Natale 08:06 am June 17, 2015
You're not really expecting to learn all 68,000 ICD-10 codes are you?
By Carl Natale 10:57 am May 21, 2015
Early communication with health insurance companies will help providers minimize financial disruption and stress.
Businessman with shield and sword
By Carl Natale 11:16 am December 02, 2014
"Please tell Speaker Boehner, Chairman Fred Upton, and Chairman Pete Sessions that you want to add the ICD-10 delay to a must-pass piece of legislation during the upcoming 2014 lame duck session," is the most recent call to action put forth by opponents of ICD-10.
By Carl Natale 03:24 pm December 01, 2014
Anti-ICD-10 physician groups are urging lawmakers to push back the compliance deadline until 2017 by adding it to a bill and voting on that December 10.
By Carl Natale 10:47 am June 19, 2014
You can create better relationships now with your healthcare payers while not so many medical practices are thinking about their delayed ICD-10 transitions.
By Carl Natale 09:44 am April 23, 2014
Some are talking about leap-frogging over ICD-10, but can that really be taken seriously?
By Carl Natale 10:44 am April 16, 2014
This is not a 12-month snooze button. There are steps you can take to help yourself.
By Carl Natale 09:34 am March 26, 2014
If your medical practice has finally accepted it needs to get ready for the ICD-10 compliance deadline, you just might need a heroic effort.

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