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 medical claims for an emergency department, you don't get that much relief.
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 18, 2015
Carl Natale

How to sneak some ICD-10 education under the radar

Many ICD-10 educators and project leaders are noticing a condition known as MEGO (aka "my eyes glaze over") when they gather clinicians for ICD-10 training.