Who is going to be coding the ICD-10 claims?
Carl Natale
Medical practices should not assume current medical coders will be still part of the team after Oct. 1, 2015.
Recent Posts
Why you need to get physicians ready for ICD-10 coding now
Earlier this month, Andy Arends of Dell Services wrote about the need for proper physician readiness as part of ICD-10 preparation. Read More

Ripped from the headlines: ICD-10 codes you can practice while watching the news
When people complain about all the unnecessary diagnoses in the ICD-10-CM code set, you can argue that they don't have to learn or memorize those "absurd" medical codes. Read More

What comes after ICD-10 implementation?
The debate over ICD-10 implementation has become rather predictable. Read More

How to get started with ICD-10 testing
It may seem a bit too early to start testing your systems for ICD-10 compatibility. But when do you want to try and solve any problems that testing may reveal? Read More

Recent Comments
How to get started with ICD-10 testing

Carl, Thanks for these helpful tips on testing. And glad that you reiterated the need for real cases and real codes.

ICD-10 Budgeting: What are some of the costs involved?

The ICD-10 implementation will result in an initial decrease in cash flow for even the most prepared healthcare organizations. In addition to following the guidance provided by Carl, review the guidance in this report - ICD-10 and Your Bottom Line for additional strategies to limit the impact on your budget.

How to make medical coding at home work

I read that Post and got it fine and informative.

ICD-10 Testing: Final rule overshadows CMS testing plans

Well, that's kind of disheartening that Dr. Parmar is so brazenly set against utilizing ICD-10 in a meaningful way. So he's going to just code as generally as possible and hope it sticks in terms of reimbursement? Obviously, there is very little chance that anyone will come to him with any injuries sustained by downed spacecraft, but I would hope that if a patient came to him with an injury that was outside his typical encounters, he wouldn't blow off his responsibilities. If every doctor thought this way, what would be the point?

Don't Shoot! ICD-10 is just the messenger

Haha! I read that excerpt and smiled. Thanks!


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