ICD-10 & Coding

By Carl Natale 08:22 am February 11, 2014
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.
By Carl Natale 09:41 am January 24, 2014
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 be so bad.
By John Halamka 08:47 am January 22, 2014
Karen DeSalvo started as the new National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology on January 13, 2014. What advice would I give her, given the current state of healthcare IT stakeholders?
By Carl Natale 08:26 am January 17, 2014
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 started.
By Tom Sullivan 09:37 am January 14, 2014
If I didn't know any better -- and indeed I do -- delving into KPMG's latest findings might appear to reveal some rather defiant healthcare organizations when it comes to ICD-10.
By Carl Natale 08:20 am January 10, 2014
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.
By Carl Natale 08:32 am January 03, 2014
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. Here's what you need to pay attention to.
By Carl Natale 08:49 am December 27, 2013
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.
By Carl Natale 09:44 am December 16, 2013
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?
By Tom Sullivan 09:00 am December 11, 2013
It had to happen. Oct. 1, 2014 was going to be just too much for providers of all sizes and levels of IT savvy.