May 18, 2015
I don't understand why healthcare professionals think the ICD-11 code is so wonderful.
January 15, 2015
It's been awhile since someone tried the argument that ICD-10 coding is so 25 years ago. Thus we need to wait for ICD-11 implementation — which is the future.
It's been so long that the Coalition for...
August 23, 2014
The debate over ICD-10 implementation has become rather predictable.
The ICD-10 proponents will cite the limitations of the ICD-9 code set and the need for more robust data.
The ICD-10 opponents seem...
April 30, 2014
While we're debating a new ICD-10 deadline, let's take a break to revisit SNOMED-CT.
Mostly because the delay renews the ICD-11 advocates, and ICD-11 is supposed to be based on SNOMED-CT.
April 23, 2014
With ICD-10 implementation looking vulnerable, ICD-11 advocates are talking about leap-frogging over ICD-10 coding again.
I don't tend to take such arguments seriously because the leapfroggers seem...
September 21, 2013
A couple weeks ago, a group of people gathered to discuss the direction of this blog after Oct. 1, 2014. Of course we joked about simply renaming it ICD11Watch.
If that happens, I'm going to be...
May 17, 2013
The American Medical Association (AMA) broke up its infatuation with ICD-11 coding this week.
[See also: AMA wants a less burdensome ICD-10 implementation]
But the AMA Board of Trustees issued a...
April 26, 2013
Donna Pickett, medical systems administrator at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Center for Health Statistics, updates the 2013 AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted...
January 11, 2013
I'm shocked (Shocked!) to learn that the American Medical Association still is campaigning to stop ICD-10 implementation. What's not to love about 144,000 medical codes?
According to the letter that...
August 31, 2012
In a way, the final rule on the Oct. 1, 2014, deadline for ICD-10 compliance didn't change anything.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) did what it said it would do. The American...