November 24, 2015
Carl Natale

While we're figuring out ICD-10 impact, let's look at ICD-11 implementation

If it's too early to assess how ICD-10 coding is affecting healthcare, it's too early to think about how ICD-11 coding will affect it.
May 18, 2015
Carl Natale

Why ICD-10 avoidance drives me crazy

I don't understand why healthcare professionals think the ICD-11 code is so wonderful.
January 15, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-11 isn't a simple way to avoid ICD-10 complexity

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
Carl Natale

What comes after ICD-10 implementation?

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
Carl Natale

How SNOMED-CT fits into the ICD-10 transition

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. What is...
April 23, 2014
Carl Natale

Let's check on the status of ICD-11

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
Carl Natale

And the plans for ICD11Watch are delayed

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
Carl Natale

Is the AMA going to learn to stop worrying and love ICD-10 implementation?

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
Carl Natale

ICD-11 is coming in 2015 - sort of

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
Carl Natale

Why it's a good thing that ICD-10 is an antiquated code set

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...