September 28, 2015
Carl Natale

There's still time to reinforce ICD-10 knowledge

It's only a few days until ICD-10 codes will be used by U.S. healthcare. It's a good time to refresh medical coding knowledge and prepare cheat sheets.
September 21, 2015
Carl Natale

What's in your ICD-10 cheat sheet?

As we get closer to the ICD-10 switch on Oct. 1, medical practices should supplement their ICD-10 training with cheat sheets.
September 14, 2015
Carl Natale

How to find ICD-10 resources for specialty practices

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a lot of training materials on its site
September 08, 2015
Carl Natale

How to give ICD-10 training a turbo boost

In a few weeks, we will be using ICD-10 codes. There's a quick way to boost ICD-10 expertise and knowledge in that time.
August 31, 2015
Carl Natale

Stay calm and laugh at the ICD-10 codes

While I'm not a fan of zany collections of ICD-10 codes, I'm going to pass along these five ICD-10 cartoons from athenahealth.
August 25, 2015
Carl Natale

Three ICD-10 diagnostic concepts for family practices

The American Medical Association is vigorously offering ICD-10 educational material as we get closer to Oct. 1. Recently, they focused on three conditions and how documentation changes in the ICD-10 code set.
August 17, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 guidance is available for free

There is some free help for those of you still trying to figure out ICD-10-CMS coding.
August 10, 2015
Carl Natale

The 7th character is most misunderstood character in ICD-10 drama

When someone makes an ICD-10 joke about subsequent encounters with a lamppost or turtle, they're getting a basic part of ICD-10 coding wrong.
August 03, 2015
Carl Natale

Why hospitals would want procedures coded in CPT and ICD-10-PCS coding

With less than two months to go, it shouldn't need repeating that ICD-10-PCS will only be used by hospitals for inpatient procedures. That means hospitals will use CPT codes for outpatient procedures. Remember that's for billing.
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.