ICD-10 & Coding

By Carl Natale 09:37 am April 16, 2014
Now that medical practices have been legislated a reprieve from ICD-10 implementation, they need to decide what to do next.
By Carl Natale 08:40 am April 10, 2014
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.
By Jeff Tennant 02:51 pm April 09, 2014
The delay in ICD-10 implementation was met last week with equal parts relief and frustration. Health plans and healthcare providers who were ready are understandably frustrated by the delay; those that were seriously behind in preparations breathed a deep sigh of relief.
By John Halamka 09:12 am April 02, 2014
After the senate vote on HR 4302, I sent an email to the CIOs of payers and providers in Massachusetts, suggesting that we need to capture the millions spent locally in ICD-10 preparations before mothballing our projects.
By Angela Hunsberger 01:58 pm March 26, 2014
With meaningful use and ICD-10 deadlines inching closer, it is almost as if we are watching an expected slow and steady storm roll in. This sizable downpour will affect healthcare organizations, vendors, and payors alike, and it contains financial hazards that can be avoided.
By Carl Natale 08:33 am March 17, 2014
Sometime before Oct. 1, medical practices need to test if the new ICD-10 procedures and tools will work.
By Joshua Berman 01:12 pm March 10, 2014
For hospitals looking to protect their revenue streams, verifying compliance of financial connectivity software is a good way to start preparing for ICD-10 conversion. But preparation for a successful transition involves more -- including education, testing and process improvement. So, with seven months to go, here are six tips to help with the...
By Carl Natale 09:06 am March 05, 2014
We're past the point that we can debate the timing of ICD-10 training. Start ICD-10 training now. It's that simple.
By Carl Natale 08:13 am February 17, 2014
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.
By John Halamka 08:29 am February 12, 2014
Readers of my blog know that over the past year, I've written several posts warning about the burden of 2014 certification, the timing overlap of numerous federal programs including ICD-10, and my observations that IT professionals/providers are at the breaking point.