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Carl Natale
I know it's perfect summer weather, and ICD-10 education is not a high priority.
Recent Posts
ICD-10 absurdity is something you can count on
By looking at Twitter, you would think Healthcare Dive's article about Read More

Is CDI the Trojan Horse of the ICD-10 wars?
It may be time to stop trying to get physicians to accept ICD-10 coding. Healthcare providers may be better off worrying about clinical documentation improvement (CDI) instead. Read More

ICD-10-PCS refrains from name calling
Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10: Read More

What is AHIMA going to do with ICD-10 Matters?
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has its Leadership Symposium this weekend in Chicago. One of the things coming out of it is something called ICD-10 Matters. Read More

Recent Comments
What is AHIMA going to do with ICD-10 Matters?

"This isn't the most interesting video you will watch..." Thanks Carl, next time I'l have to spice it up just for you ;-)

WHO offers free ICD-10 training

Have you heard if they will be updating the training module? There are many differences between the ICD-10 draft code book I have,and the codes in the training module- which makes it very difficult.

ICD-10 National Pilot Program ready to take off

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How can you tell your healthcare vendors will be ready for Oct. 1, 2015?

Carl here is the problem with a set of questions - this requires every provider to ask the same set of questions to every vendor; placing burdens on both the providers and the vendors. It is time that we had a "clearinghouse" of vendor information that would be contributed to by the vendors and accessed by providers. VitalVendors VitalVendors, part of the HIMSS ICD-10 PlayBook, is a free real-time report card allowing vendors affected by ICD-10 to self-report their readiness for achieving ICD-10 compliance by October 1, 2015. To assist the providers, VitalWare has developed a survey that identifies

ICD-10 Terminology: Subsequent encounters with a common misunderstanding

Although I do not necessarily agree with the need for ALL of the codes that exist in ICD 10, I would argue that the above listed are, in fact, legitimate codes. Drowning is defined as respiratory impairment from being in or under a liquid. It is further classified as by outcome into: death, ongoing health problems, etc, and does not necessarily result in death. Asphyxiation is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body that arises from abnormal breathing. Also further classified as by outcome into: death, ongoing health problems, etc, and does not always result in death. ...


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