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December 17, 2014
Carl Natale

ICD-10 implementation: 5 reasons why project planning is important

I don't mean to scare you but there is a bit more to this ICD-10 transition than buying software and learning ICD-10 codes. The ICD-10 transition could affect every department in a healthcare...
October 28, 2014
Carl Natale

Who is in charge of your ICD-10 project?

The ICD-10 transition is a project management challenge. That means someone needs to be in charge of making it happen. Who is that in your organization? [POLL:Who is in charge of your ICD-10 project?]
August 19, 2014
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Budgeting: What are some of the costs involved?

There are estimates of how much an ICD-10 conversion will cost. But you won't know until you start adding up the numbers for your medical practice. The obvious places to start are in IT and medical...
August 12, 2014
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Project Planning: How to get started

If you haven't started planning your ICD-10 implementation by now, it's unlikely you're worried about the ICD-10 compliance deadline. Because who thinks this one will stick? But just in case you see...
March 26, 2013
Carl Natale

Five ICD-10 challenges that may surprise healthcare providers

Since ICD-10 implementation affects almost every department in a medical practice or hospital, it's fair to say that it's more than a medical coding problem. There are plenty of challenges to tackle...
October 15, 2012
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Timeline: Prepare for the financial impact with a budget

The ICD-10 transition budget will help you assess how much ICD-10 implementation will cost. It's going to cover the resources needed for training, testing, compensating for decreased productivity and...
October 11, 2012
Carl Natale

CMS offers guidance on holding ICD-10 project meetings

Regular meetings with your ICD-10 transition team can help make sure your project is on track. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent out a bulletin with tips for successful...
September 26, 2012
Carl Natale

Why you need metrics before you can boost medical coding productivity

ICD-10 implementation has the potential to severely reduce medical coder productivity. This is being tied to greater specificity of ICD-10 codes and medical coder learning curves. Medical practices...
September 24, 2012
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Transition: 3 secrets of success

There's more to being ready for the ICD-10 transition than calling healthcare vendors and scheduling upgrades. There are a lot of assessments and decisions that need to be made. Connie Tohara,...
July 12, 2012
Carl Natale

How medical coders can adjust to the ICD-10 delay

For the most part, healthcare organizations appreciate an extra year to work on the ICD-10 transition. It gives the better prepared ones a chance to make sure they are doing everything correctly...