November 17, 2015
Carl Natale

AMA checks its vigorous opposition to ICD-10 at the door

The American Medical Association (AMA) Interim Meeting is usually a lot of fun for ICD-10 advocates. There are various ways to express vigorous opposition.
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...