February 28, 2017
Carl Natale

Who knew healthcare is 'so complicated?'

President Donald Trump offered an interesting assessment of U.S. healthcare while addressing the National Governors Association on Monday.
January 29, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10 coding likely to play a big role in healthcare reforms

Any effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) shouldn't kill ICD-10 coding. The two were mandated by separate laws from separate presidents.
November 08, 2014
Carl Natale

Does the Supreme Court hold the fate of ICD-10 coding?

If you're wondering how ICD-10 will affect reimbursements after Oct. 1, 2015, you can figure it out with some time and spreadsheets. If you're wondering if ICD-10 implementation will happen Oct. 1,...
January 11, 2014
Carl Natale

Maybe a negative outlook can work for ICD-10 implementation

Maybe the Obamacare problems can help ICD-10 implementation. I know it's not doing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) any favors so far. It has prepared healthcare professionals to...
January 01, 2014
Carl Natale

Where you're going to see the important ICD-10 developments in 2014

I hate making predictions. Mostly because I'm not very good at it. So this is not the post full of predictions on ICD-10 deadline changes or how the ICD-10 implementation will go. That's not going...
December 28, 2013
Carl Natale

What were the most important events in ICD-10 development?

I think it's safe to call it a year and look back the top ICD-10 stories of 2013. I don't think we're going to see anything happen Monday or Tuesday. It's hard to see anything that happened in 2013....
November 23, 2013
Carl Natale

How the AMA is going to fight ICD-10 implementation

The American Medical Association (AMA) has not forgotten about ICD-10 compliance. It was on the agenda of the AMA Interim House of Delegates when it met this week in Maryland. Here's the issue: AMA...
October 24, 2013
Carl Natale

Will ICD-10 implementation suffer the same symptoms plaguing

We need to pay more attention to the problems with I'm pretty sure this is going to impact ICD-10 implementation. Take a look at Thursday's Congressional hearing that featured the...
April 11, 2012
Carl Natale

HPID: Anatomy of the health plan identifier

The ICD-10 implementation deadline change is bundled with a proposal to create something called a health plan identifier (HPID). It's nothing new. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (...