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December 09, 2015
Carl Natale

Medical coder availability could add to ICD-10 frustrations

It's OK to admit medical coding is confusing. Some intelligent people just can't wrap their heads around it. That's why the healthcare system relies on medical coders.
March 19, 2013
Carl Natale

How to boost medical coding productivity

The medical coder productivity loss during Canada's transition to ICD-10-CA is almost legendary. A 40 percent drop in productivity is enough to scare any medical practice from enthusiastic ICD-10...
January 21, 2013
Carl Natale

How to make medical coding at home work

Since I write these posts about medical coding from a home office, I don't see why medical coding can't be done from home. Holly Cassano explains why medical billing and coding are careers where you...
February 14, 2012
Carl Natale

HIT Careers: Where to find opportunities in ICD-10 implementation

Medical coders won't be the only healthcare professionals who will benefit from ICD- 10 implementation. The complexity and reach of the transition will create opportunities for many healthcare...
February 09, 2012
Carl Natale

Survey says medical practices take ICD-10 very seriously

A vendor's survey reports medical practices are taking ICD-10 implementation seriously and plan to upgrade their IT equipment and systems. Vitera Healthcare Solutions, a electronic health records...
December 28, 2011
Carl Natale

Five trends that will shape ICD-10 implementation in 2012

I hate making predictions. Especially when they're about the future. But since I listed the top stories of 2011 and how they affected ICD-10 implementation, I need to explain their implications in...
December 13, 2011
Carl Natale

HIT Opportunities: ICD-10 coding can lead to new career paths

Medical coders aren't the only healthcare professionals who will get a boost from ICD-10 implementation. [See also: How ICD-10 can create opportunities for medical coders] Some positions are going...
November 15, 2011
Carl Natale

ICD-10 & CDI: Three tips to help physicians understand the need for improved documentation

It is often said that healthcare providers need to improve their documentation in order to code properly for ICD-10 compliance. In a recent conversation, ICD-10 trainer and consultant Kristi...
November 13, 2011
Carl Natale

AAPC Survey: Medical coders report good income, career prospects

The AAPC just released the results from its 2011 salary survey. Overall, the news is good. Here are the highlights: 42.4 percent said coding and billing is what they want to do long-term. They're...
November 11, 2011
Carl Natale

Week in Review: It's good to be a medical coder

If you know medical coder who doesn't feel good about about his or her job, they aren't reading this blog. First, I interview an ICD-10 consultant about the future of medical coding. Kristi Stanton...

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