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...
March 27, 2014
Carl Natale

It's Congress' turn to make the ICD-10 debate interesting

If ICD-10 implementation is delayed one more year, it will because of nothing that has anything to do with ICD-10 codes. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Protecting Access...
March 26, 2014
Carl Natale

You will not believe what the AMA wants Congress to do

Can you believe some idiot blogger whined that ICD-10 coverage was getting boring? Wake him up because something is about  to happen. The U.S. House of Representatives  and Senate may vote on the “...