October 02, 2016
Carl Natale

Does CMS need another safe harbor?

On Saturday, U.S. healthcare started using an updated ICD-10 code set. Healthcare providers needed to learn new codes and start applying them to medical claims. That's not nothing, and physicians have been less than enthusiastic about embracing changes. There could be a very good reason.
June 14, 2016
Carl Natale

Broken tech promises put ICD-10 concerns on the backburner

If you're looking for signs that ICD-10 implementation is the worst thing to happen to physicians since malpractice litigation, you won't get any help from James L. Madara, Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Medical Association (AMA).
January 11, 2016
Carl Natale

AMA and CMS offer ICD-10 assessment

We keep saying that there needs to be more data before we can properly assess how the ICD-10 transition is affecting U.S. healthcare. So let's add two more opinions to the mix.
November 17, 2015
Carl Natale

AMA checks its vigorous opposition to ICD-10 at the door

The American Medical Association (AMA) Interim Meeting is usually a lot of fun for ICD-10 advocates. There are various ways to express vigorous opposition.
July 06, 2015
Carl Natale

AMA and CMS announce vigorous cooperation in ICD-10 transition

This ICD-10 transition is going to happen. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and American Medical Association (AMA) confirmed it Monday by announcing a joint effort to help physicians have a smooth ICD-10 transition.
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.
November 26, 2014
Carl Natale

Both sides of the ICD-10 debate keep it interesting

Vigorous opposition to ICD-10 implementation is turning to guerrilla warfare. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) encourages  physicians to lobby Congress for a two-year ICD-10 delay. They even...
November 11, 2014
Carl Natale

Would Darth Vader really embrace ICD-10 implementation?

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates met in Dallas during the weekend without advancing any stands against ICD-10 implementation. Usually they're good for a statement of vigorous...
November 05, 2014
Carl Natale

How to tell if ICD-10 implementation will be delayed again

While Tuesday's election was important for many reasons, none of them have a direct impact on the ICD-10 debate. This is a behind the scenes issue that doesn't appear in an election speech or...
November 03, 2014
Carl Natale

What's the ICD-10 code for being shocked by the AMA?

How was your Halloween? Did you dress up as your favorite healthcare IT professional on Friday? I must confessed I was shocked last week. Not by a ghost or monster ringing by door bell. But by the...