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July 27, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 coding for EDs doesn't have to be an emergency

When we talk about how many ICD-10 diagnosis codes will be available after Oct. 1, it's a bit of a relief to know that you won't be responsible for all of them. But if you're going to be coding...
July 20, 2015
Carl Natale

You can pick your ICD-10 code, but can you pick the ICD-10 family?

Part of the deal the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made with the American Medical Association (AMA) is that Medicare won't reject ICD-10 claims as long as the code is in the correct family.
July 12, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10-CM/PCS coding will require new levels of specificity

While physicians and politicians have focused on the specificity of ICD-10 diagnosis codes as a potential practice killer, ICD-10 procedure codes have been mostly ignored.
July 06, 2015
Carl Natale

Location, location, location are keys to getting ICD-10 codes right

Much of the the specificity in ICD-10 coding comes from the location of the injury or illness. Getting ICD-10 codes right means getting laterality and or part of the body right.
June 29, 2015
Carl Natale

Everyone should be in some level of ICD-10 training now

We are way past the debate of when is too early to start ICD-10 training. It needs to be done now.
June 22, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 education heats up

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10: ICD-10 is going to the birds: Diagnosis codes you will want if you're worried about "The Birds"...
June 15, 2015
Carl Natale

Here's how ICD-10 codes can be more efficient than ICD-9 codes

A lot of noise is made about how many new diagnosis codes will be in play after Oct. 1. Hopefully by now you're not expecting to learn 68,000 ICD-10 codes.
June 08, 2015
Carl Natale

Learn to combine ICD-10 diagnoses

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10
May 25, 2015
Carl Natale

Don't take the summer off if you're learning ICD-10 coding

While today is meant to be a day to honor U.S. veterans, it is often seen as the start of summer (from a non-astronomical point of view).
May 11, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 codes that aren't so wacky

Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10:

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