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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...
November 09, 2011
Carl Natale

How ICD-10 can create opportunities for medical coders

Kristi Stanton is looking forward to ICD-10 implementation because she sees it creating a lot of opportunity for medical coders. And she's not the only one. The things about ICD-10 that prompt...