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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...
January 10, 2015
Carl Natale

Why aren't healthcare providers volunteering for ICD-10 testing?

The good news is that The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the deadline for healthcare providers to volunteer for ICD-10 end-to-end testing in April. The bad news is that CMS...
January 03, 2015
Carl Natale

How long will ICD-10 coding be relevant?

It's that time of year for year-in-review articles. And as I mentioned Wednesday, it's impossible to review ICD-10 developments without focusing on the latest ICD-10 delay. Dr. John Halamka can't...
December 27, 2014
Carl Natale

CMS claims ICD-10 acknowledgement testing a success

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported some of its results from the November acknowledgement testing. CMS says it processed almost 13,700 medical claims from more than 500...
December 20, 2014
Carl Natale

Two myths about ICD-10 myth busting

It's a challenge to make sure the correct information about ICD-10 coding is being shared. So I'm happy that MediGain takes a look at the Five myths about ICD-10. But I had to laugh when I read, "...