July 06, 2015
Carl Natale

AMA and CMS announce vigorous cooperation in ICD-10 transition

This ICD-10 transition is going to happen. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and American Medical Association (AMA) confirmed it Monday by announcing a joint effort to help physicians have a smooth ICD-10 transition.
June 27, 2015
Carl Natale

AMA and CMS team up to get ready for ICD-10 implementation

The American Medical Association (AMA) is being useful. Seriously.
November 26, 2014
Carl Natale

Both sides of the ICD-10 debate keep it interesting

Vigorous opposition to ICD-10 implementation is turning to guerrilla warfare. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) encourages  physicians to lobby Congress for a two-year ICD-10 delay. They even...
November 11, 2014
Carl Natale

Would Darth Vader really embrace ICD-10 implementation?

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates met in Dallas during the weekend without advancing any stands against ICD-10 implementation. Usually they're good for a statement of vigorous...
November 05, 2014
Carl Natale

How to tell if ICD-10 implementation will be delayed again

While Tuesday's election was important for many reasons, none of them have a direct impact on the ICD-10 debate. This is a behind the scenes issue that doesn't appear in an election speech or...
November 03, 2014
Carl Natale

What's the ICD-10 code for being shocked by the AMA?

How was your Halloween? Did you dress up as your favorite healthcare IT professional on Friday? I must confessed I was shocked last week. Not by a ghost or monster ringing by door bell. But by the...
October 25, 2014
Carl Natale

AMA really not softening its 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. For example, it will promote a Centers for...
September 06, 2014
Carl Natale

Why medical practices need ICD-10 acknowledgement testing

Acknowledgement testing isn't as sexy as end-to-end testing. All you find out is if your medical claim is accepted. It would be good to know if the ICD-10 codes are rejected or what the...
May 10, 2014
Carl Natale

Is ICD-10 history doomed to repeat itself?

While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wants the new ICD-10 implementation deadline to be Oct. 1, 2015, many healthcare professionals are wondering if it really will happen. This...
March 29, 2014
Carl Natale

Why Monday is an important point on the ICD-10 timeline

Probably the only ICD-10 news that matters this week is that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-year ICD-10 delay. Not on purpose. It's hidden in the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of...