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. Maybe that answer is never. It certainly looks like ICD-10 education is just...
November 26, 2015
Carl Natale

Happy Thanksgiving! Get ready for a rash of ICD-10 diagnoses Friday

I know you have better things to do but it's worth taking a look at all the ICD-10 codes that could be used today.
November 23, 2015
Carl Natale

Review how ICD-10 codes are organized

Before Oct. 1, many ICD-10 foes argued the ICD-10 code sets were confusing. It didn't look anything like the ICD-9 code set.
November 08, 2015
Carl Natale

Make sure clinical documentation supports ICD-10 codes

Some medical practices may be feeling pretty confident that they have come through the ICD-10 transition in pretty good shape. Although everyone still is waiting to see how reimbursements will fare in the long term.
November 03, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-101: Get ready for Thanksgiving diagnoses

We hate to rush the seasons but it's not too early to think about what ICD-10 codes might be needed after Thanksgiving.
October 19, 2015
Carl Natale

Subsequent revisions to the ICD-10 Coding Guidelines

The seventh character of an ICD-10-CM code is often misunderstood. This is why people think there is an ICD-10 code for walking into a lamppost twice.
October 13, 2015
Carl Natale

Four takeaways you need to remember about ICD-10 injury codes

The ICD-10 codes used to classify injuries has gotten the most attention. And by attention I mean those diagnosis codes have become punchlines and memes.
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