ICD-10 vs. Ebola: How to use data
Carl Natale
I'm all for finding ways to use ICD-10 codes to solve the world's problems. But I'm not sure it's the right tool for the fight against Ebola.
Recent Posts
Who is in charge of your ICD-10 project?
The ICD-10 transition is a project management challenge. That means someone needs to be in charge of making it happen. Who is that in your organization? Read More

How to code subsequent encounters with external causes
ICD-10 opponents make a common mistake when belittling the ICD-10-CM code set. They think "subsequent encounter" means the patient re-encounters the diagnosis. ("How many times can you be sucked into a jet engine?") Read More

AMA really not softening it's approach to ICD-10 implementation
It's not news that the American Medical Association (AMA) opposes ICD-10 implementation. But it's kind of fun when it grudgingly accepts it as a reality. Read More

What needs to be in your ICD-10 budget
If you haven't started already, you need to start budgeting for 2015. How much are you planning to spend on ICD-10 implementation? Read More

Recent Comments
Poll: What is your biggest concern about the ICD-10 transition?

My biggest concern is what impact this will have when delays in payments or denials occur from errors in coding or delay in readiness with exchanges and insurance company's and how this will trickle down to the industry, its employees and patients. We are already seeing small practices being bought out or adsorbed by big clinics and hospital owed company's. I see this could go both ways. One way could be losing the one on one of a "family Doctor" practice to a more "Health Department" look or commercialization of the industry. On the other hand, we can see it as ...

Laughing ourselves all the way to another ICD-10 delay

We are one of those companies talking about ICD-10 a lot. We understand the financial burden of the delay and the seriousness with which we should push to ensure another delay doesn't happen. But - you knew that was coming, right? - we also get a good chuckle out of the silly codes. They're funny. I think it is a bit of a leap to argue that having a sense of humor, even a self-deprecating one, foretells doom for ICD-10. My hope is the decisions makers aren't so lacking in analytic skills that a few jokes could cause another delay. If ...

Alleviating ICD-10 concerns

Well explained.Every entity in healthcare space sees the benefits of ICD-10, but generally small physician and doctor office always struggle with their budgets to implements new technology. In this case big players like Hospitals and Payers have the budget to implement it and they have already implemented it or their vendor software is ready to take care of this.Industry is worried about changes going on and on healthcare but final burden goes on patient like you and me. Does ICD-10 reduces the administrative codes, answer is no , further it will increase the cost of care in initial few years. Be ...

AHIMA gives Capitol Hill some good arguments for ICD-10 implementation

I am still waiting to see the code for: eyes rolled back in sockets permanently d/t severe mental strain on seeing so many absurd and hilarious ICD10 codes.

ICD-10 Planning: It's deja vu all over again

Why won't they implement i10 in phases? If ICD-10-PCS were implemented in 2015, it would not affect physicians (PCS is for facilities and only for inpatient procedures) and would get the ball rolling.


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