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April 27, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 crosswalks won't get you everywhere you want to go

Using a crosswalk to get from an ICD-9 code to an ICD-10 code is a decent way to start. But it doesn't always end up in the final destination.
April 20, 2015
Carl Natale

Looking at the most popular 3M ICD-10 coding challenges

3M has been offering monthly coding challenges for almost two years. Recently, they republished the three most viewed ICD-10-CM/PCS challenges and solutions in a PDF.
March 30, 2015
Carl Natale

Get to know the 7th character in an ICD-10 code

The seventh character in an ICD-10 code is perhaps the most misunderstood part of a diagnosis code.
March 23, 2015
Carl Natale

Keep ICD-10 training fresh with practice

Apply your ICD-10 skills to some unique cases.
March 17, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 go bragh

Not everyone has the luck of the Irish while celebrating today.
March 16, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 codes are very specific for a reason

Not all injuries are created equal.
January 26, 2015
Carl Natale

Are you ready to try dual coding?

You shouldn't worry about losing your ICD-10 knowledge if dual coding is part of your workflow.  It's a chance to refresh your ICD-10 training and see where you need improvement. Check out these ICD-...
January 21, 2015
Carl Natale

How to start ICD-10 training for medical practices

Training begins ASAP. There won't be time to forget ICD-10 codes. Earlier this week I highlighted a self-training timeline. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) adds some modules to...
January 19, 2015
Carl Natale

It's time to start learning ICD-10 coding

I don't see how anyone can make the argument that ICD-10 training should be delayed. There are fewer than nine months for learning ICD-10 coding and practice. There won't be any time to forget the...
January 12, 2015
Carl Natale

Medical coders fail to bring home the bacon thanks to ICD-10 coding

Apparently ICD-10-CM/PCS does not cover everything. There are omissions that create doubt that it's a viable code set for modern medicine. Today I found another omission that casts more doubt. The...

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