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February 01, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10 complaints often really about documentation

When physicians complain about ICD-10 coding, they're often complaining about the documentation and/or electronic health records (EHRs).
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.
December 07, 2016
Carl Natale

Four needed elements in ICD-10 queries

There should be no question anymore. ICD-10 codes need to be as specific as as possible. But Stephanie Ellis of Ellis Medical Consulting in Franklin, Tennessee, has found that missing specificity is a common coding error.
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 12, 2016
Carl Natale

ICD-10 specificity may not be a documentation problem

There may be a tendency to blame a lack of specificity in ICD-10 coding on clinical documentation. After all it's mostly physicians who complain about the documentation burden. So they must be failing to capture enough detail to assign a specific ICD-10 code.
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 07, 2016
Carl Natale

Clinical documentation key to more than ICD-10 coding

Healthcare payment models are changing and clinical documentation is key.
August 02, 2016
Carl Natale

Forget the ICD-10 update; focus on documentation

It's not the ICD-10 code, it's the documentation that's the problem.
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.