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November 30, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 coding has value beyond productivity and cost cutting

If healthcare providers are looking for value in their ICD-10 coding, perhaps Ardent Health Services in Nashville can offer some insights.
November 29, 2016
Carl Natale

It's time to talk about where ICD-10 coding fails healthcare

With 13 months of ICD-10 coding under its belt, the healthcare IT industry is feeling pretty good about the transition. Healthcare didn't collapse. And they keep sharing data that suggests ICD-10 implementation didn't hurt as much as the ICD-10 foes warned.
November 28, 2016
Carl Natale

Why Black Friday was a big day for ICD-10 coding

After processing the Thanksgiving Day calamities, it would be nice to get a break. Except Black Friday isn't known as a day of recuperation.
November 27, 2016
Carl Natale

Could a DHHS led by Tom Price embrace ICD-10 coding?

If the granular ICD-10 codes have any utility in sorting out healthcare fraud or waste, it's going to be hard to imagine Price not becoming a huge ICD-10 advocate.
November 26, 2016
Carl Natale

Do all ICD-10 codes have to be specific?

Last week someone asked a question about the use of N39.0 for documenting urinary tract infections. The healthcare provider's billing office wanted the right ICD-10 code designating the infectious agent.
November 23, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 codes for when Thanksgiving goes a-fowl

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you're enjoying the holiday safely. Of course accidents happen and there are a few things that can go wrong. So let's cover a few of the possible ICD-10 codes that may be needed.
November 21, 2016
Carl Natale

Football season is an opportunity to use a wide range of ICD-10 codes

The NFL is really getting exciting. Teams are in crucial games that can determine whether they make the playoffs or not. Whichever team you follow, let's hope none of these injuries need to be used
November 20, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 transition is becoming ICD-10 history

Now that it has been more than a year since U.S. healthcare started using ICD-10 codes, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) plans to shut down its ICD-10 Task Force Dec. 1.
November 19, 2016
Carl Natale

Hospitals turn to CDI to boost ICD-10 performance, revenues

A recent survey found U.S. hospitals reporting large gains in reimbursements thanks to clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs.
November 16, 2016
Carl Natale

Why social determinants are found in ICD-10 codes

There's not an obvious reason why physicians should be asking patients employment or housing status. Those aren't medical factors. Yet there are ICD-10 codes for many social determinants.

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