February 12, 2017
Carl Natale

How technology can improve patient care and ICD-10 data care

The debate over the usefulness of ICD-10 data often glosses over a basic point: Physicians resent recording the data — even if it's called clinical documentation.
December 20, 2016
Carl Natale

How to strengthen ICD-10 implementation

There is always room for improvement. And healthcare providers can improve their coding productivity and revenue cycles.
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 09, 2016
Carl Natale

Clinical documentation isn't an ICD-10 glitch; it's a feature

There is opportunity here to improve patient and revenue health with better clinical documentation.
September 12, 2016
Carl Natale

Small changes in ICD-10 coding quality could mean big money

Large healthcare organizations have realized that small changes in ICD-10 accuracy can mean millions of dollars in revenue.
September 07, 2016
Carl Natale

Clinical documentation key to more than ICD-10 coding

Healthcare payment models are changing and clinical documentation is key.
July 27, 2016
Carl Natale

Can healthcare keep the ICD-10 transition a positive experience?

So far, the healthcare industry seems pleased with the ICD-10 transition. The medical claims data has not shown significant increases in denials or decreases in reimbursements. Medical coding productivity is a bit murkier.
July 05, 2016
Carl Natale

Can 'Super Coders' tame ICD-10 documentation?

Medical coders have become incredibly valuable to medical practices since Oct. 1. And not just because they understand ICD-10 coding.
April 04, 2016
Carl Natale

Which came first? ICD-10 or CDI?

Of course clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs have been around long before the ICD-10 deadline Oct. 1. But there is an interesting chicken and egg issue here.
March 23, 2016
Carl Natale

CMS reminds us that clinical documentation is an ICD-10 strategy

Last week , the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offered tips on addressing ICD-10 issues. One of the areas to consider is clinical documentation.