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August 23, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 readiness survey fails to surprise anyone

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) released the results of a survey of medical practices and found that only 10 percent of practices will be ready for ICD-10 implementation. I'm not really surprised for a couple reasons:
August 15, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Ombudsman? Ombudsman? Ombudsman? Anyone?

There's about 45 days before the U.S. healthcare system switches to ICD-10 coding. Which is a little bit hard to believe.
August 08, 2015
Carl Natale

It's time to cheat on your ICD-10 implementation

Rhonda Butler, a Senior Clinical Research Analyst with 3M Health Information Systems, has a pretty good idea for physicians who dread the ICD-10 implementation.
August 01, 2015
Carl Natale

CMS clarifies what is an ICD-10 family

The detente between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and American Medical Association (AMA) calls for physician practices to use ICD-10 codes in the correct family in order to qualify for reimbursement.
July 25, 2015
Carl Natale

What does ICD-10 acceptance look like?

The American Medical Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may have reached some sort of detente in the ICD-10 transition but physicians still are calling for vigorous opposition.
July 18, 2015
Carl Natale

Collecting ICD-10 data will be an act of faith

It's understandable that physicians are unimpressed by the granular data that will be collected from ICD-10 coding. Documenting so many conditions relating a patient's injury or illness doesn't affect that patient's care. Why bother?
July 10, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 foes cautious about new CMS guidelines

After years of vigorous opposition, I really didn't think physicians were going to start loving ICD-10 implementation this week.
July 03, 2015
Carl Natale

Physician, blame thyself

Dr. W. Jeff Terry is a urologist and vigorous opponent of ICD-10 implementation. He got a chance to talk about that at February's House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on ICD-10 implementation. He was the only witness called who opposed ICD-10 implementation.
June 27, 2015
Carl Natale

AMA and CMS team up to get ready for ICD-10 implementation

The American Medical Association (AMA) is being useful. Seriously.
June 20, 2015
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Safe Harbors: What can go wrong?

Safe harbors and grace periods are becoming the hottest phrases in healthcare politics since politicians started rallying against waste and abuse.