January 25, 2016
Carl Natale

Cardiology ICD-10 code changes coming

It's hard to imagine, but the ICD-10-CM code set doesn't document everything. To correct that, there are updates planned.
January 18, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 help has been around longer than the codes

We may have only been using ICD-10 codes for the past two and half months, but people have been answering ICD-10 questions for much longer.
January 11, 2016
Carl Natale

Fishing for ICD-10 codes to learn

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10.
January 04, 2016

GEMs are no way to treat an ICD-10 hangover

It's hard to imagine getting drunk on ICD-10 codes. But healthcare professionals may claim hangover-like symptoms after Oct. 1.
December 28, 2015
Carl Natale

Yes Virginia, there are ICD-10 codes for Santa Claus

Sometimes during the holiday season, we need some recovery time. That seems to include Santa Claus.
December 20, 2015
Carl Natale

Nothing says the holidays like these ICD-10 diagnoses

For the medical coder, these holiday injuries are like gifts that keep on giving.
December 16, 2015
Carl Natale

CMS revisits the ICD-10 basics

We don't have a lot of specifics about what is causing problems with the ICD-10 implementation. Let's make an educated guess based upon the latest video posted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) services.
December 10, 2015
Carl Natale

CMS keeps ICD-10 assistance rolling

Last week when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced fixes to mistakes it made in the adjudication of ICD-10 claims, it said it was automatically resubmitting those improperly denied claims. But not all ICD-10 problems are that easy for healthcare providers to fix.
December 07, 2015
Carl Natale

More clinical documentation isn't always better

One of the reasons physicians dreaded the ICD-10 transition is that they were afraid that ICD-10 documentation would take up too much time.
November 30, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 education needs to be ongoing

Remember when timing ICD-10 education meant deciding when to start it? Now medical practices need to decide when it ends.