August 22, 2016
Carl Natale

Some ICD-10 updates for pediatrics, orthopedics and obstetrics

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10:
August 15, 2016
Carl Natale

How to work with DSM-5 and ICD-10 coding

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) is a way to classify mental disorders. And there is some overlap with diagnoses in ICD-10-CM
August 08, 2016
Carl Natale

Get the right ICD-10 codes and DRG assignments

Medical coding is more than just getting the ICD-10-CM/PCS codes correct.
August 01, 2016
Carl Natale

Brushing up on ICD-10 coding

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10.
July 18, 2016
Carl Natale

Three cardiology coding changes coming in ICD-10 updates

The Oct. 1, 2016, updates to the ICD-10 code sets includes about 1,943 additional codes and at least 400 code revisions.
July 10, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 coding creates need for learning new skills

ICD-10 implementation doesn't require all clinicians to learn ICD-10 coding but it is putting pressure on some professionals to develop new skills.
July 04, 2016
Carl Natale

So your patients had a blast; you may need these ICD-10 codes

Baseball games, beach trips, and barbecues... oh my! You never know when celebrating the nation's birth day will result in a diagnosis. Here's a round up of recent and past articles on how to code ICD-10 diagnoses that are the result of Fourth of July related activities.
June 27, 2016
Carl Natale

Studies highlight learning curve for ICD-10 surgery codes

While several studies and surveys point to a relatively smooth ICD-10 transition, it hasn't been perfect. There has been a learning curve for certain.
June 25, 2016

What are the ICD-10 codes when a Pokemon monster gets a paper cut?

Last week, we played around with how "Pokemon Go" could show up in ICD-10 claims. The healthcare industry isn't finished with Pokemon fun. Debra Marsh has a quick three-question quiz that works in some Pokemon-inspired diagnoses.
June 19, 2016
Carl Natale

Getting started with ICD-10-PCS codes for surgery

If you're struggling with ICD-10-PCS coding for surgery, check out Melissa McLeod's basic advice for understanding ICD-10 procedure coding.