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May 16, 2015
Carl Natale

New bill wants to make sure ICD-10 implementation is 'fully functioning'

U.S. House Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., isn't against ICD-10 implementation but she has introduced a bill to make sure medical practices won't be penalized by mistakes.
May 09, 2015
Carl Natale

Radiology labs need to be proactive with ICD-10 implementation

Queries within a medical practice are one thing. Reaching out to a physician in the same facility could be inconvenient.
May 02, 2015
Carl Natale

CMS offers 10 ICD-10 facts

Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offered five facts to keep everyone focused on the ICD-10 truth. This week they supplemented the list with five more facts.
April 25, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 testing woes may need a dose of 'squeaky wheel'

The HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force offered some interesting information at the 2015 HIMSS conference last week. Much of the session discussed what to do after the ICD-10 deadline.
April 11, 2015
Carl Natale

Will there be enough ICD-10 testing by Oct. 1?

Recently, I've been reading comments from healthcare providers having problems finding willing ICD-10 testing partners. Then the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) ICD-10 readiness survey came out this week.
March 21, 2015
Carl Natale

The biggest ICD-10 development that didn't happen this week

Congressional leaders are considering a Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) repeal that doesn't have any ICD-10 language in it. But that doesn't mean it's time to stop worrying about a possible ICD-10 delay.
March 14, 2015
Carl Natale

Do you want to know why there is an ICD-10 code for that?

If you ever wondered how there got to be so many ICD-10 diagnosis codes, clear your schedule for Thursday.
January 31, 2015
Carl Natale

How not to argue against ICD-10 implementation

ICD-10 jokes about flaming water skis and guinea fowl attacks are a good way to get my blood boiling. (And what's the ICD-10 code for that?)
January 24, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 proponents learn the meaning of "hurry up and wait"

The House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee discussed the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) this week in a hearing. It was very boring. Nothing to do with ICD-10 implementation. So why care?...
January 17, 2015
Carl Natale

What does new CMS leadership mean for ICD-10 implementation?

It's not clear how significant it is that Marilyn Tavenner is stepping down as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  I don't mean to downplay the role that...